Karen’s book is published…

Local artist, Karen Thomas, is not a one for bragging but I seriously think she would be excused if she did, given the stunningly professional nature of her new book, A Passion for Watercolour. Karen, who lives in Bridgerule in becoming increasingly well-known for her contemporary watercolour paintings, especially of animals. Her award-winning work is exhibited at art …

Damnable Dementia

Here's one written when my mother was still alive...the experience I describe here became a distant memory as my mother's vascular dementia progressed. Dementia was a demon who created a woman I disliked, dreaded seeing, but felt duty bound to so do, who had me in frequent tears with her downright nastiness, but later it …

Loving Leuven

Sometimes you simply need to go with the flow. I saw Leuven in a holiday ad in The Guardian. Struck by the utterly beautiful buildings, with their peculiarly Flemish roof facades, I parked it as a place to visit, mentioning it in passing to my offspring who were as keen as me to see it. …