The Chirping Birds

On the day the first UK case of Coronavirus was announced on the news, the birds moved in.  A troop of tiny, chirping, colorful feathered creatures took roost in my head.  My own personal town-criers.  For the past month or so, they’ve been constant -unwanted- companions.  Reminding me of what to worry about, who to … More The Chirping Birds

Looking Back

The other evening Phil and I had a date night.  In our own home. 🙂  We dressed to the nines, decorated the room with (battery operated! 😛 ) candles, and cooked a delicious Mexican feast.  Later, over Chocolate Orange fudge cake, we started chatting about our year.  Reflecting on 2019.  Looking back.It’s become a bit … More Looking Back

Moving Out

Last month I had to move back to my childhood home.  Back to my teenage bedroom, my Mum’s home-cooked dinners, my old village haunts.  For two weeks I slept in my single bed, enveloped by brightly coloured walls, and surrounded by photos of my high school days.  Meanwhile Phil remained back at our house alone.  No … More Moving Out

Bursting My Bubble

I arrived at Harefield in a bright mood.  The sun was shining, I’d spotted ten Red Kites en-route, and had met a friend for lunch beforehand.  Moreover with my recent positive test results suggesting stability, I was confident I wouldn’t need to be reactivated on the transplant list just yet.  But four hours later, I … More Bursting My Bubble

Faraway Friends

If I win the lottery I’m going to buy a village.  Yep, as well as a smart new campervan, an amazing off-road scooter, a house big enough for ten dogs… I’m going to purchase a whole village.  Apparently for twenty million I could get a splattering of homes, an old forge and (most importantly) a … More Faraway Friends