The Go-Between*

“Hello lovely!”  Seb’s message comes through at 7.35am this morning.  “Happily ensconced in the forest.  You won’t believe how fast the Bodhi trees I planted (less than two years ago) have grown.  One was a cutting of about 6 inches tall which is now 8 foot!!  Hope you’re well my lovely xxx” Ah he’s adorable. […]

The Day Of The Jackal*

“Your bedroom ceiling just fell down,” Mum says in a tone of great excitement.  “There was a crash and debris everywhere and lots of snails and…do you want to have a look?” “Yes, OK,” I say. Opening my bedroom door, I gasp in horror: there’s an enormous hole in the ceiling, just above my pillow. […]

The Case Of The Careless Kitten*

Back at the gym, staring out of the window.  Exhausted but at the moment am missing my afternoon sleeps so that sleep at night. Drugs am taking: 1.  Carbamazepine: my main drug.  Mood stabiliser. 2.  Duloxetine: starting today on 30mg.  SSNRI anti-depressant. 3.  Antibiotics: three times per day.  To stop infection from the biopsy wounds. […]