29 December 2022

Its that timeof year, in between Christmas and new year when everyone is on the move again and we were no exception. I’d arranged to meet my daughter half way at a hotel outside Newport. It had an imposing entrance and reception area, but oh the noise. I was surprised to see so many young…

27 December 2022

Thursday 8th December 22 Arrival:   We were the first to arrive at the port soon after eleven in the morning. We waited whilst the staff set up tables as more people started to gather. We were classed independent travellers as we hadn’t arrived in a plane from England. We showed our passports, covid inoculation…

3 July 2022

I salute the man in the white van as he passes me on my early morning walk, he returns the gesture with a half wave as he does every morning. I salute the man in the small black car covered in dust, his rear window is streaked with strokes made by the inadequate windscreen wiper….

28 June 2022

We left home at 9.30am having packed a picnic and two small flasks of coffee. It was a pleasant day with the sun filtering through foamy clouds. I felt as if I was going to court, as if I was going to be held to account. My daughter was driving the car, she turned to me and said,

‘Are you alright?’