It doesn't seem that long ago. The place hasn't changed, but you have. We used to come here as a family and you ran around the cobbled street and dashed in and out of the old shops and took a trip on the old trams and we had lunch in the cafe and watched the … Continue reading WHERE DOES THE TIME GO?
The following writings were discovered during renovation work on the keep of Castle Uamhas in the far Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland. It was written on parchment that had been preserved hidden within the stonework of the walls, which have withstood the intolerable climate of those wild islands for more than a thousand … Continue reading THE HERETIC
The curator scratched her head, while the museum porters waited for her decision. 'Well, remove it of leave it?' the surly head porter demanded. They looked at the knotted tree branches atop the wicker chairs. She honestly couldn't remember if it had been there before or not. The Museum of Rural Life in Lumberton, North … Continue reading ARTISTIC IMPROVISATION
'A shoe shop?' She was incredulous. 'They had to actually go out to find shoes that fitted, try them on and buy them?' 'Yes. Some women adored doing it, had collections of hundreds of pairs. The same with clothes, bags, jewellery.' 'I do like the red shoes she is wearing,' my daughter mused. 'Can I … Continue reading THE SIMPLE THINGS
The tourists and students poured into The Great Hall, the entrance to the Met. This would be the easy bit. If she picked the right time, when the crowds were at their busiest, it would be easy to slip away unnoticed. If he left the money under the ciborium in the Medieval Europe gallery, if … Continue reading PLOTTING