This was not what he had in mind when Sandra invited him on a beach holiday. He'd thought of golden sand and her golden hair; revealing swimwear barely concealing her tanned curves; frolicking in the sea... Sandra rubbed her grimy, seaweed-covered hands on her dirty overalls and threw the trowel aside, her smile beaming. 'Another … Continue reading ON THE BEACH WITH SANDRA


Bill took Agnes' arm and steered her to the pavement. 'One too many prosecco?' 'Come on, follow the white lines home,' Archie called back to them. 'Remember that time you followed the wrong white line...' '...all the way off the end of the boardwalk.' Bill and Archie finished off Agnes' story. Archie took Agnes' arm. … Continue reading LIFELONG FRIENDS


A STORY OF QUERULOUSNESS IN QUIMPER, FRANCE ‘It’s unusual in that it bends in the middle to match the contours of its location and avoid an area of swamp,’ Agnes read from the guide. ‘Probably couldn’t build it right,’ muttered Archie. Agnes gave him a withering look and carried on reading from the pamphlet. ‘Some … Continue reading Q IS FOR QUIMPER, FRANCE


The cars started rolling slowly to embark the ferry. They had been waiting for an hour watching the rain drum down. Jessica rolled her eyes as Dad launched into another rendition of ‘Summer Holiday.' Mum had got out the car and walked aboard. Her parents still weren't talking after the argument over directions. Her brother … Continue reading FAMILY HOLIDAY