A nice new accolade from EssexLive

It's funny really. I do sometimes forget that I have an audience for this here corner of the web. In fact, whilst not wishing to sound glib, I genuinely believed it was just my good self twittering into the great cyber ether without much of a thought of an audience beyond that. It's only through … Continue reading A nice new accolade from EssexLive

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Another perfect day: My ranking of favourite Beatrix Potter stories

Hope you're all having a lovely Easter break! It's when the weather starts turning towards Spring again, that I am immediately seeking out some old literary favourites that evoke my fondest memories of this time of year in particular.  This usually includes, but is not limited to: Wordsworth's famous Romantic poem 'The Daffodils', Arthur Ransome's … Continue reading Another perfect day: My ranking of favourite Beatrix Potter stories

The Hall

By Alex MacGregor Nothing has changed. Polished wood, radiator guards. Chairs stacked in two. Windows peeling with white paint. Nothing has changed. Pyrex mugs, a giant urn. Coffee, tea. Custard creams and bourbons. Nothing has changed. The distant echoes. Squeaking footsteps, joyful laughter. Not knowing where we were going. Nothing has changed. Clinging evermore to … Continue reading The Hall