Wednesday Write-in

Vagrant. A story

This is for CAKE.Short and Sweet’s Wednesday Write-in The prompts were sandwich  ::  country house  ::  atheist  ::  slate  ::  second hand The grey slate roof of the country house matched the flat grey colour of the sky. Its heaviness seemed to be pressing me down into the earth. I stare at my second hand sandwich… Continue reading Vagrant. A story

The Ex-Pat Life

10 things I love/hate about America

Our move date has been going backwards and forwards for some time now; we’re told we’re moving in two weeks, we pack everything, we’re told to hold fire, that it will in fact be two months etc etc etc. But now, finally (fingers crossed) we have our date as 24th May and the flights are… Continue reading 10 things I love/hate about America

Wednesday Write-in

The Edge. A story

This is for CAKE.Short and Sweet’s Wednesday Write-in The prompts were on the ledge  ::  fingerprint  ::  subtitle  ::  just a cigar  ::  birthday Amanda stared at the greasy, smudged fingerprint on the wineglass. The small amount of Sauvignon blanc had gone warm ages ago and she couldn’t stomach any more, in any case. Around her,… Continue reading The Edge. A story

Wednesday Write-in

New Beginnings. A story

I haven’t written anything for what seems like ages now! Very naughty. But back on the bandwagon today, and what better way to get back to it than a Wednesday Write-in? This is for CAKE.Short and Sweet’s Wednesday Write-in The prompts were cheesy  ::  breathless  ::   carbon copy  ::  jets  ::  shaving I hid behind… Continue reading New Beginnings. A story

New York Sights

Easter Weekend at Coney Island

Spring is in the air and the weather in New York has finally become suitable for going outside again! Cue our first trip to our favourite New York beach, Coney Island, for a stroll along the boardwalk and to see any lasting damage from SuperStorm Sandy last October. We were expecting the worst. We were… Continue reading Easter Weekend at Coney Island

Uncategorized

Writers Block

So, today has not been a good day with writing. I have spent much of it staring at a blank screen and grimacing, trying to force words that don’t exist. So instead, I tried to find something to make me laugh and came across this image. As a newly engaged female – it made me… Continue reading Writers Block

Books

The Expats – a review

From the blurb on the back: Kate Moore is an expat mum, newly transplanted from Washington D.C. In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, her days are filled with play dates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris or skiing in the Alps. Kate is also guarding a secret – one so momentous it could destroy… Continue reading The Expats – a review

Wednesday Write-in

The Con. A story

This is for CAKE.Short and Sweet’s Wednesday Write-in The prompts were sniffle  ::  font  ::  northern  ::  powdered  ::  pick a card “‘Pick a card,’ he had said. ‘Any card.’ I had thought it a trick, a con-artists game but then he had looked me in the eye and said again, quietly this time in… Continue reading The Con. A story

The Ex-Pat Life

God Bless the NHS

Following reading Roger Taylor’s excellent article on the failings of the NHS last week, I have now got round to reading this follow up from Jenny Diski. It just annoyed me! By the end of the article I feel the author had lost her way a little: “The British public are irrational and deluded about… Continue reading God Bless the NHS

Wednesday Write-in

An Arrival. A story

This is for CAKE.Short and Sweet’s Wednesday Write-in The prompts were overdose  ::  mither  ::  gloss over  ::  poach  ::  digest Camilla focused very hard on the tiny patch she was painting. It’s easier if you don’t look at the whole picture, she thought. “You are going to gloss the rest of it, aren’t you Cam?”… Continue reading An Arrival. A story