Dear Wilbur

I know you’re no longer with us but I thought, just in case there is a whisp of you clinging to the rain I’d like to say thank you for writing your books. In my 67 years on this earth I have read a shed-load of books and though I discard the boring ones within … More Dear Wilbur

Facing the Future

This week I was treated to a kids yoga class beaming in from the 7th floor of a Bangkok apartment. It was a Best British Bakeoff one which is so much fun I’m still thinking about the Paul Hollywood handshake pose! Before it began the phone had to be strategically placed to include both children. … More Facing the Future

Way back when….

In the bustle of Christmas we tend to forget the important things. My children and grandchildren are safe and well. And a whole lot older than they were back then.


There are times I read “The Instructions” and times I don’t. I’ve lived long enough to accrue experience so when it says to plant the beans 3cm deep I just dig the sort of trench I’m in the mood to dig, chuck them in and hope they’re safe from the Pecky Birds and the Neighbours … More Instructions