Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (43) The Stable Girl and the River Warden (Part 02)

Once she realized he wasn’t a nutter she saw him in a much different light, he was a tall skinny man, a few years older than her, with short brown hair and glasses with a lopsided grin on his face.


The French Marigold is more than Just a pretty flower of the daisy family

Choice Tales from the Vale – (247) Playing the Cellist

Erika Dobie loved music, it was her life, and she played cello for the Downshire Symphony Orchestra, but although music was her first love, it wasn’t her only love.

Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (43) The Stable Girl and the River Warden (Part 01)

The traditional seaside resort of Sharpington-by-Sea suited her very well with its Victorian Pier, seafront hotels, crazy golf, The Palladium ballroom, well maintained gardens, promenade, theatre and illuminations, all the usual things to have a great time by the seaside, as well as amusement arcades and of course the Sharpington Fun Park and it was Emma Goldup’s hometown.


She brought glorious sunlight To the darkness of my soul

Choice Tales from the Vale – (246) A Rude Awakening

Don Gonye drove the short distance from Finchbottom to Middle Gracewood as he returned home after a month away in California and his head was full of thoughts of his lovely wife Lizzie.

See I'm Owen

Reference Owen's speech pattern... he starts each new sentence by repeating the last word he heard.

Not For You

That moment in the courtyard. That was when I knew. When the wind offered scant rewards, a tang of jasmine a crescendo of cherry blossom faith for a...