Tag Archives: Illustration

My October Symphony, Part 7 – Hoovering Up Shadows

I do not hear the delivery man over the noise of the vacuum cleaner, but over the past year he’s become a usefully persistent knocker so eventually I do. I make a joke; I say: ‘sorry, I was hoovering. Once … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, The Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

These Little Houses

… happened in June.

Posted in The Home, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Did I Get Here?

Exhibition, of a sort, coming up. I was thinking how the last time I showed work – like a show with its own poster and a degree of outlay – was, uh, way back in 1990. Imagine that. You weren’t … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Family History | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hedge Hopping

Sometimes in the evenings when we’re knackered, I like to introduce some horrid thought. Like, hey, fancy popping into town? Wanna go catch last orders? Go for a walk? It’s all for the exquisiteness of opposites. That none of these … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood, Family History | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

My October Symphony, Part 6 – Fishing with Dad

Dad, with some coaxing, sits down next to me on the bench outside his room. Shoulder to shoulder, the both of us facing the fence, beyond which the motorway sounds like the ocean. The cubes of beige cake on the … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Family History | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post from the Var Side, 2017 – Islands

It’s definitely brightening up, I say. And then the real rain sets in. The new balcony view reminds (without sun), of a view from old Lantao – or the ferry bound for there, at least – with le Brusc and … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yellow Morning

As quietly I spoon the coffee into the little basket, I hear the rain. On the big green parasol. All the leaves are friendly. It’s a yellow morning. Sometimes the cat wants to come inside, decisively, in rain like this. … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment