GORODSKOY PARK

Gorodskoy Park in the sunshine. Not the most beautiful park. More concrete than greenery, but well-maintained. A series of paths connected by roundabouts. Along the wider walkways, freshly painted green benches, shaded by overhanging wispy branches. So what was I doing in this nondescript park in the middle of Minsk? Well, that is a longer … Continue reading GORODSKOY PARK

EXTENDED VACATION

Archie strolled back from the shop, newspaper under his arm. Another fine Mediterranean morning. In the campervan, Agnes was still in bed. Archie settled down in his seat to read the headlines. Iran had retaliated against America with missile fire. A commercial aeroplane had gone down. He turned the page. Bush fires in Australia. Not … Continue reading EXTENDED VACATION

A SUDDEN CHILL

The polling station was about to close. The queue stretched round the corner, at least five hundred people. Some had been there all day. 'Technical difficulties' the returning officer for the district had said on the radio. They weren't the only one. Across the country there had been reports of similar incidents. It didn't take … Continue reading A SUDDEN CHILL