Kindness eggs

Kindness eggs

When we walked the pups last night, we saw Tess (the dog)’s dad. The three of us chatted whilst socially distancing ourselves and we were talking about the shopping fiasco we’ve got here at the minute with coronavirus.

A kind artist on the train

A kind artist on the train

I was traveling on a local train with my husband and our bicycles. It was the start of a week-long cycle tour of Suffolk. The Saxmundham train was a busy train. We sat at a table opposite a…

Embarrassment on the Tube

Embarrassment on the Tube

I was working at Glaxo Laboratories in Middlesex and had to travel by tube train from Uxbridge to Sudbury Hill every day. My husband Steve was away in the RAF and I was pregnant and…

The wicked head teacher

The wicked head teacher

I passed my eleven plus exam and was required to attend a very posh grammar school. I came from a poor background. My dad was a postman and my mum was a housewife. Consequently, when I started…

Strangers of Liverpool town

Strangers of Liverpool town

I was out in town in Liverpool one night at the height of my downward spiral. I was very close to rock bottom. I had taken too many drugs and drank far too much.

Puncture

Puncture

I was driving to work from Great Yarmouth to Wroxham when I got a puncture. As I stood at the side of the road, a man pulled up in his car and changed the tyre for me. It took a good twenty…

Sweet tea

Sweet tea

Craig and I had a car accident. A lady came out of her home in her dressing gown to comfort me and made me a sweet cup of tea.

Apple crumble

Apple crumble

I was 11 and for the first time ever, I was going to cook something! It was apple crumble in Domestic Science class a few weeks into my first term at the high school

Boat rescue 2

Boat rescue 2

Towing another boat for repair, the tow boat’s engined failed. The river was flooded and the water was racing into a culvert–a drain tunnel

Boat rescue 1

Boat rescue 1

On a holiday cruiser, we were moored up in front of a lock while babysitting our youngest son. My wife was returning from shopping for supplies

Long bus home

Long bus home

I grew up in Glasgow and once when I was a teenager, myself and a friend missed our last bus home after a party

A guardian angel

A guardian angel

In hospital recovery from a leg break operation. In the night, I woke up confused and didn’t know what planet I was on.