Cold Bathing in Bath

 You never know when your left-over research work will come in handy for another job.  You may have read, a few months ago, about the discovery of a rare Georgian ‘cold bath’ under the floor of the Assembly Rooms, Bath. During the excavation work in the basement, carried out by Wessex Archaeology, tons of rubble… Read More Cold Bathing in Bath

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The Madiba Shirt

The Madiba Shirt She gently folds the shirt, checking inch by inch stitch and seam, to see that it is perfect, then swaddling it in tissue paper, and tenderly lifts her baby, into its cardboard cot. An air kiss. Lid on. Ribbon tied. She will deliver it. Like a midwife, she will present her baby to… Read More The Madiba Shirt


A pat on the back

This blog  is my pat on my back. Why not? And if there are trumpets to blow, then I’ll take  a deep breath now… I may not have been shortlisted for the flash fiction story competition, which I mentioned in an  earlier blog, but I have been awarded second place in the Society of Women Writers… Read More A pat on the back


Beyond grey skies

5 things to cheer you up Entering a short story competition and being longlisted. The Oxford Flash Fiction Prize. Better still being shortlisted. I’ll have to wait for the short list in a week or two, to find out whether I’m in the running. Discovering WORDIPLY- the Guardian’s answer to WORDLE. An excellent word game,… Read More Beyond grey skies