My Big Boss Part 2 (Prelude)

My Big Boss Part 2 (Prelude) P K Routray A little of the big personality of my first Big Boss thanks to their contributions NALCO so far never...

Tales Through Tears (Part 4)

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Downshire Diary – (46) A Bridge too Far (Part 04)

“Because I really enjoyed it, because it was so special, because it was the most electrifying kiss I’ve ever had” Emma paused then continued “And because I had dreamed of that moment for a full year”


Ain’t done living but that pain in my hip reminds me age is catching up and mountain climbing no longer on my bucket list. Today’s special ‘cause I...
Gold cherry


My mother hangs up a dream catcher she neither likes nor believes in. When I ask her why, she replies ‘Because it was a gift’ ‘Because your sister...

Downshire Diary – (46) A Bridge too Far (Part 03)

Recent events in the wider world had provided Kevin with a wealth of material for his blog and he had managed to produce around two months’ worth of content for his blog. Which was one of the reasons he thought it was time to end his self-imposed exile, the other one being Emma’s return from Greece the day before. He stepped out into the sunlight to find the postman, Frank Worthing, walking up the path. “Morning Mr. Riddett” He said “So you’re not dead then”

Downshire Diary – (46) A Bridge too Far (Part 02)

It was time for the Trotwood Manor garden party again and all the usual faces were there with the conspicuous exception of Derek, so not for the first time Kevin was Emma’s escort and they mingled and circulated and thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company.

The Best Things In Life Are Free

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Downshire Diary – (46) A Bridge too Far (Part 01)

Downshire is a relatively small English county but like a pocket battleship it packs a lot in, a short but beautiful coastline, a channel port, the Ancient forests of Dancingdean and Pepperstock, the craggy ridges and manmade lakes of the Pepperstock Hills National Park, the rolling hills of the Downshire Downs, the beautiful Finchbottom Vale and farm land as far as the eye can see from the Trotwood’s and the Grace’s in the south to the home of the Downshire Light infantry, Nettlefield, and their affluent neighbour’s, Roespring and Tipton in the North and it’s in leafy Great Trotwood where our story begins.


your fingers from the world the ones that reach cupboard-high to receive plates for guests -- or the ones which pick up a child in distress fallen on...