Snippets of Downshire Life – The Ides of March

The Dulcets were a collection of villages and hamlets comprising of Dulcet Meadow, Dulcet St Mary, Dulcet Green and Dulcet-on-Brooke, to name but a few, and of course Dulcet-on-Willow which was a large sprawling village beside the gentle shallow River Willow, which ran unhurriedly from the Pepperstock Hills to the more vibrant River Brooke.

Downshire Diary – (53) The Student Muse (Part 01)

Owen Carrington’s Uncle Glyn died on New Year’s Day and left him his Cottage and a small cash sum, more than enough to keep him going for a few more years.

Snippets of Downshire Life – Angling

Downshire is a relatively small English county but that didn’t bother its inhabitants, the may not have been the biggest but they were in no doubt that it was the best, and that belief was no truer than in the southern town off Abbottsford which was Downshire’s administrative capital and the seat of the Downshire government.

Mornington-By-Mere – (54) The Student and the Teacher (Part 05)

All summer long they spent precious time together, but it became increasingly more difficult to find the time for intimacy as the school holidays wiped out their regular afternoon delights and with the long summer evenings Sasha was taking longer and longer to settle.

Sail away with me to Crete.

Come up on deck. Lie back on this roll of wet tarpaulin with me and watch the stars. Count them and name them. Feel the swell of the sea under your...

Mornington-By-Mere – (54) The Student and the Teacher (Part 04)

As Kirsty answered the was wearing her white fluffy bathrobe and a towel wrapped around her head like a turban and was hoping if she opened the door like that it would deter whoever it was from disturbing her for long.

Choice Tales from the Vale – (302) Rag Week

Harry Price was a second-year student at Abbottsford University and he shared a house with three others, his friend Phil, his girlfriend Kelly and her friend Charli, who Harry had fancied from the moment he saw her, but he got a vibe from her that he would be wasting his time, so he didn’t even try, but it didn’t stop him wanting her for the six months they shared a house together.

Mornington-By-Mere – (54) The Student and the Teacher (Part 03)

Kirsty was led by her excited daughter into the lounge where she found Alan Newbold sitting on the floor in the middle of an assortment of toys, Alan was Susan’s eldest son, just back from University after completing his second year.

Snippets of Downshire Life – Commonwealth Day

The medieval Village of Withery, was located between Purplemere and Finchbottom, which was where once upon a time the Monks of St Vitus Abbey were the first to grow grapes in the county.


Dad said “I’m going to Thailand