Seventy Times Seven

Most people are familiar with the film, ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’. This tells us about the building of the infamous railway bridge going from Thailand towards Burma during the last three and a half years of World War II. The Japanese conscripted many thousands of allied POW’s and local Thai people whom theyContinue reading “Seventy Times Seven”

An Attitude of Gratitude (Fictional tale)

Damn! Why couldn’t I ever time it right to get to the chemist? There was just room enough to occupy the last place marked on the floor inside the building. At the counter, a young mum with a fidgeting toddler was being served. The pharmacist was losing his patience trying to explain that the medicineContinue reading “An Attitude of Gratitude (Fictional tale)”

Sorry Saga of the Summerhouse

It all began one day last year when we decided to buy an octagonal summerhouse to replace our rather ugly shed-with-a-leaky-roof. We hired a builder to dismantle it, which would have been easier had it not shared a common wall with next door’s shed. And easier still had there not been a low cement brickContinue reading “Sorry Saga of the Summerhouse”

The Crumbling Concrete Challenge

Can any of you remember those far-off days when you could walk directly into the entrance of a large store and collect a trolley? Then you could jostle your way to the relevant aisle, peruse the many products on display, select exactly what you want and make your way to the till? Exciting news –Continue reading “The Crumbling Concrete Challenge”

A Nurse’s Journey – Good Friday 2021

f you’d told me a year ago that I’d be here, I’d have said you were crazy. Mind, I’d have been too busy to listen. Day after day, the ordeal continued. Up at 5:30. Quick breakfast before grabbing my bag and driving to the Infirmary. Up in the lift to the converted theatre fitted outContinue reading “A Nurse’s Journey – Good Friday 2021”