Dearest Maman, My Darling Mum,

61 isn’t that old. Not by today’s standards. In fact, for women, the age of retirement is no longer 60, it now matches the age of retirement for men. We often think that we have all the time in the world. And most of us don’t think of our own mortality until much later inContinue reading “Dearest Maman, My Darling Mum,”

My Guardian Angel

She creeps into the edge of my conscious thought when I least expect her. Her blue eyes shining out from beneath long dark curls.  Her smile taunts my thoughts, my feelings, teasing me as she arrives at a moment when I have to concentrate on something else. Her hair has changed colour and length overContinue reading “My Guardian Angel”

A lesson in the stupidity of the UK Immigration Policies

I would like to scream at this particular bunch of despots.  I would like to throw something at them and tell them there is a special place in hell for them.  I would like nothing more than to tell them to go and screw themselves.  This would resolve none of the issues I am dealingContinue reading “A lesson in the stupidity of the UK Immigration Policies”