I’ve lost my left shoe. It’s a black leather brogue and without a doubt it’s half of my most comfortable pair. I wore it just the other day and now it’s gone, and I don’t know where. They’ll be here soon, so I must find it.

The Painting – A short story.

“Where the hell’s my breakfast?” he shouted impatiently. The sound carried clearly down the stairs to the kitchen where she was anxiously waiting for the kettle to boil. “I’m sorry, Frank” she replied, taking a moment to look down regretfully at the well-worn wedding ring that adorned her tired, wrinkled hand. “I’m doing my best….

The tyranny of They!

Some years ago, Chris and I were on holiday in Egypt. Despite being woken at 4a.m. in order to catch our flight from Cairo, we arrived at Luxor airport in good spirits (not the kind of spirits you’re thinking of though, as be warned, all Air Egypt flights are ‘dry’). We soon found our way…

Bucket List #1 : Find a worthy life partner

As is often the case, this happened long before the concept of a ‘bucket list’ had entered my mind, but without this first tick in the box nothing that follows would have any value.  Nonetheless, even with the best of partners, the path of true love often seems more like a rutted farm track than…