A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

Lockdown again.Office closed, furlough scheme extended.Legally I cannot do any work if I've been furloughed.Stay home, stay safe.Raining outside, and cold. Forget exercise.The freezer is stocked up and more food is being delivered straight to my door.Time for feet up, Netflix on, or maybe a good book.Couple of indulgent snacks and maybe a glass of … Continue reading A NEW KIND OF UTOPIA

ENOUGH ALREADY

Snow. Again. Christmas had been magical. Days off school in January building snowmen had been fun. Now it was February. The thought of ice cold hands and toes put him off going outside. The roads were closed. Elsa had put 'Frozen' on for the hundredth time. Football practice had been cancelled for the third week in … Continue reading ENOUGH ALREADY

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT HER

The overnight snowfall showed no sign of melting. He gave up any thought of his daily walk to the local shop, then remembered it would be closed anyway. A white Christmas would have made her happy. He sat back in his armchair. On the radio they were playing the classic Christmas songs. The lights on … Continue reading CHRISTMAS WITHOUT HER