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The brother-in-law who got away

By on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Writing bits and bobs | 1 comment

On Friday I heard the news that Ewan Moffet, Phil’s friend and ex-boyfriend had lost his battle with cancer.

For me, Ewan will always be  the brother-in-law that got away. It’s not surprising then that my most vivid memory of him occurred when he wasn’t there in person.

Romany Cream: lost in the Highlands

By on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog Posts, Writing bits and bobs | 1 comment

“We are either here,” Pauline is still panting from the strenuous hike we’ve made along a stony game path up the mountain. She prods at our sodden Ordinance Survey map, “or here.” She points to a different spot. “If we are here, we still stand a chance to make the time cut off.”

Memoir: A memory of childhood

By on May 15, 2017 in Blog Posts, Writing bits and bobs | 1 comment

Here’s a short piece that won a recent writing challenge. The challenge was to write about a formative childhood experience.