Crab exits stage right

Crab exits stage right

M is someone I have known for most of my life. She is – by instinct – fair and level headed, but she is sometimes drawn from her instincts by watching ITV evening news. If Emmerdale followed Channel 4 news, we would have a whole different ballgame, but ITV news is the one that is watched, …

The ‘seventies

The ‘seventies

The ‘seventies – a Devon teenagehood 8 JULY, 2018 summer culture Cadbury’s chocolate teddy bears, Corona Ice-Cream Soda; Harmony Hairspray: Show him your a Slimcia girl. Cheap aftershave and sickly perfume. Belted knitted jackets – Starsky; Crocheted...
The will to movement

The will to movement

Travelling through the West Country on a Sunday at 5pm suddenly makes me wistful for the days when I used to hitch my way around the country.
When i was young enough for hitching to be a safe endeavor, because I had the indestructibility of youth.

Galileo’s Finger

Galileo’s Finger

Galileo spent most of his life in Florence – there is a museum dedicated to him in that beautiful city

Hard though it is to believe though, the displays Galileo’s middle finger.

Moaner Gherardini

Moaner Gherardini

I need to get some tomatoes from the market. All the best ones will be gone by the time he’s finished with me. And he’s not even painting it on a fresh canvas. God knows how much my idiot husband is paying for this, but it’s too much

60s

60s

like the corners of my mind … memories of the ‘sixties