The boxes of her water-damaged possessions took up three-quarters of the hotel room. Until the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew was repaired this was her home. The restoration firm said they would gain access next week. Until then, all she could do was sit and wait. The flowers of condolence sat on the table. They … Continue reading STORM DAMAGE


'Ta-da!' announced Agnes, throwing her arms open wide, 'what do you think?' Archie stared at the array of lights hanging vertically from the ceiling, above the grand staircase. 'What the...?' he stared open-mouthed. 'Isn't it marvellous?' gushed Agnes, oblivious to Archie's response. 'It''s...very big.' 'Over a thousand individual lights.' 'Well, if it's what you want.' … Continue reading CHANDELIER