lace

For a while I knew how to make lace. Where did I learn that? Was it at school, from a French person, (une Dentellière, which naturally sounds like they use old teeth for pegs) or from one of the eccentric old ladies of Buckfastleigh I was always adopting? I dont know...
lies and other stories

lies and other stories

One of the 51 year old twins, who will forever be half of the “Starck girls” of my youth, gets on the bus and proceeds to tell everyone – loudly – the exact price of all of her shopping, what she bought for whom and why, and how she ran out of...
Nan

Nan

Nan 17 JULY, 2018 familyculture The loud snap of a top-fastening ‘fifties handbag transports me in an instant to a warm, smoky, packed room in Buckfastleigh Town Hall. I am at my Nan’s side, holding in my excitement by an extreme act of self-discipline for an 8 year...