She was no chicken although he always let her come first good egg that he was Holding her arm as they tread lightly between us guilty with their dirty little secret unable to keep the witches at bay despite bashing a few heads One strong swimmer and an unsuspecting arrangement a wedding breakfast well after the morning […]

Summertime Blues

Birds chatter to each other about their holidays as insects turn up uninvited My dog makes a noise like a steam train as I call to him in grass long enough to lose himself in A walk in the woods without gumboots The neighbours  find the key to the shed where they left it 6 […]

A Genuine Mistake

John Lennon once said: “Surrealism to me is reality. Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” Yesterday I received the draft cover for my new book from a designer I went to school with. We both thought it surreal that all those years ago in the playground would come to this. Then todays word challenge is surreal. […]


Please do enlighten me as to who sent you to brighten the horizon I keep swimming to in order to see the sun rise before everyone else   Not Brighton of course which would be as lovely as you could make it on the beach amongst the stones scuffing pebbles and shells holding hands and […]


Not so much cloaked more of a jacket really military style although standing quite casually in the bathhouse oblivious to the curious stairs taking single handed shots of the view through the grubby window prints from the lunchtime children debris from startled ducks and with any luck she’ll turn around pleased with her art She […]

Tink News

I believe in fairies and that there was also an Asian woman in the Dove advert the casting couch has lost its springs Iceland will win the FIFA World Cup 2018 Theresa May stand down six men on a moped robbed a jewellers Australians are quite liberal cycling shorts are haute couture there are vampires […]

Living the Dream

I awake and get out of bed totally energised and in accordance with my Circadian rhythms. I smell coffee and the unmistakeable odour of warm bread. I read an actual newspaper, laughing, crying a little and getting angry at the notion that a living wage in London is £9.75 I think about the girl next […]