When the Smoke Clears


Angie greets the day early; nervous butterflies tickle her very being. She loves to challenge her prejudices. The possibility of opening her mind energises her as she wraps the oversized dressing gown around her taught waist and whispers in her child’s ear, “It’s time to get up darling. We have a special day. Please wear something culturally appropriate.”  Continue reading When the Smoke Clears

Blood in the Water

Photograph of me with my two new friends. I can be seen in the left of the image.
Photograph taken by my partner of me (far left) with my two new friends.

Social Media: Does it bring us together, drive us apart or leave us more isolated?

I almost died this week. No, I’m not exaggerating and I’m still checking myself hourly to make sure I can see, think and speak clearly. Continue reading Blood in the Water


Three baby mice found and photographed by the author.
Three baby mice found and photographed by the author.

Today, I found the time to tend to my garden bed, which had become a little derelict since the peas finished a few months ago. Life just got away from me, photographing, holidaying, writing, attending seminars and a host of children’s commitments had kept me very busy. Continue reading Freak