A Head of Steam

“You wouldn’t read about it,” said Squeak, shaking his head and making a tut-tutting noise. “We did read about it,” said Captain Obvious, Ron. “But what are we going to do about it?” I just wanted to smooth this all over as quickly as possible. Serafina jumped on top of the rusted wheelbarrow which she … Continue reading A Head of Steam

The Twelve Days of Covid

On the first day of lockdownCovid meant for meA shortage of PPE. On the second day of lockdownCovid meant for meFree Covid tests,And a shortage of PPE. On the third day of lockdownCovid meant for meQR Codes,Free Covid tests,And a shortage of PPE. On the fourth day of lockdownCovid meant for meWage subsidies,QR Codes, Free … Continue reading The Twelve Days of Covid

The Gingernuts

Ron comes out of the kitchen and I immediately know that there’s something wrong.  He’s not licking his lips which I take as a clear sign that he hasn’t eaten the remains of the steak and kidney Jimbos I’d deliberately left in my bowl.  This out-of-character behaviour is not lost on Squeak who attempts to … Continue reading The Gingernuts