The Flower Garden

The Flower Garden

I suppose our neighbourhood is like most others really. The only happenings from year to year are the changes of season which, unfortunately, seem to affect everyone. For some it is in a small way but for others, well, their whole lives are torn apart and they are...
The Dreaded Virus

The Dreaded Virus

Winter has arrived, folks, And with it comes the flu. As I’m its latest victim I’m perplexed at what to do. The doctors think they have the answer With a needle in the arm But I am here to tell you There is still cause for alarm! My head is splitting fit...
Waste, ain’t it!

Waste, ain’t it!

“Mum, Mum, wait till you see this!” The girl was hard to see in the darkness: a vague silhouette, slithering over piles of rotting rubbish, fruit, vegetables and other unsold and out-of-date foodstuff. Behind the shopping centre a yard was enclosed by a...
A Big Surprise

A Big Surprise

In 2003, I did a flight around the world. When I was in Beunos Aires I phoned my niece to let her know I would be arriving home on the following Friday. She asked what time and I said it would be about 8 pm. She then said, “Oh, that’s bad luck. I’m...
A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith

She should have done it years ago.She pictured in her mind the “Leap of Faith” it required to perform such a task. Was it really a task? It seemed like she would require a natural trust in nature as well as a leap to freedom. Could she do it? Remembering...
Nativity

Nativity

This child sleeping in the night The scene is set, the stage is lit, the actors ready; the baby boy is real, quiet and still. The music plays, the angels sing, the cameras roll. Do you see what I see? Mary tries really hard not to drop her new baby. But he’s...