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I have 126 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80389 times and 96 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Seasons of Hinksey Pool

The last swim in Hinksey Open Air Pool, south Oxford, before it closes for the winter is always a bittersweet experience. For those of us who swim...

Hinksey Hill Wander

It was a fresh autumn day, the air cool but green still in the leaves. We had crossed the ever-fumy A34 at the South Hinksey footbridge, and soon...

Four Raptors

Inevitably, it was a red kite. It still strikes me as amazing that such a big bird should be so common a sight over Oxford these days. This one was...
Gold cherry

Beech Lines

It’s a sight that encompasses many years, to look up the height of a tree from the root bole to the point where the twigs and leaves are splayed...

Ragwort Life

Ragwort has established itself in a straggling patch of our garden, mixed in with long grasses and a few other flowering plants. Its seeds must have...