Happy Mother’s Day

In the UK it is Mother’s Day today. When I was small I’m sure I remember picking bunches of wildflowers for my Mum. I’d pick daisies and whatever other little flowers I could find and present them in my grubby little hand, and my Mum would act like it was a great gift. Happy Mother’sContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day”

the view from here

the view from here has changed the meadows where we ran so wild and free all gone replaced by houses stacked in rows all neatly lawned and edged no trace remains of childhood days spent playing there a world of pure imagination (at least ’til time for tea) the cows moved on to other fieldsContinue reading “the view from here”

daisy chain

long gone warm summer days on the village green grass prickling my chubby bare legs reaching for yet more daisies for a chain that could reach the sky one after another added to the endless length and all that mattered was the careful task make a hole thread it through make another thread it throughContinue reading “daisy chain”

snippets of ancient memories

in my pushchair, under a red hooded raincover feeling safe and dry on the back of mum’s bike watching vertical lines pass by on some kind of underpass a trip to the library maybe less pleasant glimpse of crying on the sofa as the cat who had gone blind stumbled round and round crashing into things making me sob with sadness that sofa whichContinue reading “snippets of ancient memories”

Childhood Days

days of endless summer freedom of the fields hiding in the tall grass until the farmer made hay days of scrambling out of bed as soon as we woke “I’m going out to play!” yelled out, assuming someone heard in my memory it never rained and no one fell or cried just sunshine, playtime imaginationsContinue reading “Childhood Days”

Fairy Elephant

Blue, the fairy elephant clomps about wishing to be dainty and size 8 or something with tiny feet and delicate toes It’s not that she’s massive just fairly averagely normal (size 14 if you must know) but she’s nothing near elegant Attempts to dance like a ballerina ended in collapse on the floor broken vasesContinue reading “Fairy Elephant”