STRAWBERRY SWING

She'd had the idea while watching a gardening magazine show - apparently plants had emotions and responded to music and words. Perfect. She stripped down the old grand piano, rejigged the strings and hammers, filled it with grade-A compost and planted the seeds. She soon had a playlist - Rachmaninoff and Chopin went down best … Continue reading STRAWBERRY SWING

IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY

He straightened from examining his ancient car engine as she approached. 'Evening, ma'am. Can I help you?' 'I'm a little lost. Is the road to Ashville around here?' 'Sure is, you're standing on it. You just follow it straight on ahead.' Hilda looked perplexedly at the thick, untrammelled forest. 'When you get to town tell … Continue reading IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY

T IS FOR TALINN, ESTONIA

THE STORY OF ONE TEAM IN TALINN, ESTONIA The rumours had been flying about amongst the Tartan Army, the name given to the supporters of the Scottish national football team, since the evening before, while they were out soaking up the atmosphere and the alcohol around the centre of Talinn. Now, as the referee led … Continue reading T IS FOR TALINN, ESTONIA