Sweetcorn

I couldn't hold out any longer. It is late September. Rats or squirrels have started to steal my precious treasure. If I leave things much...

Try to put down your phone

It’s good to put down your mobile phone Lawrie. As I write this the iPhone is king, a smartphone. You’ll probably have something that I...

Snow on a School Night

At 8pm, the snow started. Thick white flakes began to tumble out of the night sky, leaving meteor trails in the streetlight. You noticed the...

Haymaking

The only time I ever saw my Grandad buy alcohol was for haymaking. As the summer days became hotter and dryer, inside the larder would...

The Letter

The letter arrives while I am eating my breakfast. Sitting on a bench with about eight other boys, I am part way through watery scrambled...

When Walking becomes Nostalgia

There is an old lane nearby. Halfway along, next to a lay-by, stands a middle-aged oak, probably only about 80-100 years old. When I first...

Tea

Strong, slightly milky, is how I currently like my mug of tea. Tea has been a constant companion of mine for over forty years now....

Parenting by Post-it

How to be a good parent, in two easy Post-it notes. As I looked up from my work, I caught you writing on the wall....