Leaving Time*

E”Excuse me, do you happen to have a pig or a tapir?” I say to the manager of the shop.  I’m at the place where I purchased Mum’s beaded dinosaur last week, looking for a present for Seb’s Mum. “We’ve got a sheep,” she says, standing up, moving round the front of her desk, walking over […]

If You Were Here*

Waking up with a start, I look at my watch.  5.45pm.  Oh nooooo.  We settled down for a nap at 3pm and… “Darling can you pass me my phone,” I say to Seb.  He’s waking up:  rubbing his turquoise eyes. “Hello,” he says, putting his arms round me.  “That was such a nice sleep.  I […]