Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (45) What Becomes of the Broken Hearted (Part 02)

Karen was very embarrassed when she was summoned to the office of Suzy Ford, the Facilities Manager, to be told that her husband had verbally abused the landlord, or at least his representative. “Ex-husband” she interjected

Nicola, I owe you

How I came to be here. Why I remain. People. Gracias Nicola, Tariq, Rafa, Claudia, Sandra and Pietre. And anyone else who might be in the reckoning.


Azure tiles scintillating Like iridescent dreams A river meandering Voluptuous: A matriarch Spaniard On the menu Jamon Jamon And paella. A Spanish...

Mornington-By-Mere – (45) Falling in Love with Aunty (Part 08)

Brian opened the door expecting to see a courier driver standing the other side of it and he couldn’t believe the evidence of his own eyes as he stood looking into the eyes of the woman he loved. Annette smiled at him and he smiled at her but neither of them spoke, neither daring to break the spell of what could surely only be a hallucination.

Mornington-By-Mere – (45) Falling in Love with Aunty (Part 07)

When the Mornington Estate exercised its option to purchase Mornington Field back from the MOD it also acquired all the buildings and infrastructure on the airfield itself as well as 29 houses in the village, formally used as quarters for military personnel and in February 2015 Paige Turners made the move from Finchbottom to Mornington Field and took up residence in what was formerly Hangar C.

Mornington-By-Mere – (45) Falling in Love with Aunty (Part 06)

In the year following 21 year old Brian Dawkins and 33 year old Annette West being discovered in his parent’s marital bed Brian’s world fell apart as his love affair with Annette came to an abrupt end and then the total disintegration of his life.

Mornington-By-Mere – (45) Falling in Love with Aunty (Part 05)

Paige, Riza and the three doubting Thomas’s, Annette, Carole Beverley and Jennifer Bardsley, drove over to Mornington.

A Mood

half asleep staring out the window on a late late night drive the small talk and the low hums of the radio distort time in your head, dreams of the...