Murder On The Orient Express*

“Guess what we have at school today?” Suzie’s message comes through at 10.33am.  “A real live reindeer :).  Do you want to come say hello?  You free at 1pm?  Can get you in for a cuddle.” Ahhhhh love reindeer.  Used to look after them at the zoo.  They’re the only animal with a completely furry […]

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Marooned In Realtime*

“How are you getting on my darling?” The message comes through from Seb at 11.28am this morning. “Yeah, great.  Just packing. What’s the weekend weather forecast in your land?” I say. “It’s really nice at the moment but I think it’s going to change later.  What time do you think you’ll arrive here?” He says. […]

Daffodils*

The daffodils have opened: bright yellow against the lush green grass.  This is my favourite part of the year – late March to the end of May as the earth renews itself.  There’s all the anticipation and none of the crushing disappointment of high summer.  Can begin to make Plans.   And, of course, this […]

The Jewel In The Crown

“So you’re not in Bristol with MediaChap then?” Suzie says when I call. “Obviously not,” I say. “What happened?” “He messaged at lunchtime to say lots of people dropped out and the pub had been cancelled and there weren’t going to be many people going and he reckoned it wasn’t worth me making the journey. […]