She sings.

  I had already drunk at least 10 cups of tea since waking up when the door bell finally rang.  I’d been waiting in all day, no text, no phone call, just a time slot on an email – 7am to 3pm – ‘YES! it’s here‘, I thought.  I was just as excited as when […]

I am using it now…

It was wrapped in a huge, light blue, plastic tarpaulin and cocooned around the edges in cheap rolls of light brown packing tape that kept the gaps closed.  I looked at it one last time before I made the final wrap and slowly the dark brown leather disappeared into mummification for what I thought would […]

Just for today…

Leaving the tube station I accelerate from a casual walk to a panic driven run as I crossed through a perpetual wave of Black cabs and bicycles in a game of human ‘Frogger’. I pull in tight to the brickwork on the opposite side of the street and hide under the window ledge of a […]

Southbound.

  The house was cold and dark and the key was unfamiliar to my touch as it slid into the lock.  A new build house of about 15 years old, it had one of these new multi lever security doors that require not only the key to be turned, but also the handle to be […]

When one door closes….

  Written May 2018. Strangely I am writing this particular piece back in the exact spot in Mark’s flat that I started this blog.  Back once again in the little SE England town where I lived for almost 10 years and where everything in life changed.  I’m back here to sign on the Dole again […]