09 Oct


Retirement. A personal view

Gone are the days when we all believed that we knew our own preordained retirement date. Constant tinkering by successive big governments carelessly messing with people’s lives put an end to yet another certainty as we understood it. Read More

01 Sep

Tiffy and the Mermaid

 Tiffy and the Mermaid

“I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.”

‘Sea Fever’ by John Masefield


 Tales of mermaids have been around for centuries, and form a large part of seafaring lore, especially round the coastal areas of Britain. Their sighting was thought to be a bad omen, foretelling storms and rough seas. There are numerous folk tales describing their interaction with humans.  Read More

27 Aug

Aleysha and the Unicorn

real unicorn

Aleysha and the Unicorn

 “Now I will believe that there are unicorns…….”
— William Shakespeare —
(The Tempest)

Sta-Na the unicorn walked here for a while, he stirred the imagination, and revived the dream. This is a short story which tells something of his time amongst us and how he came to meet Aleysha, but to get to the heart of a story you have to go back to the beginning. Read More