The Meal

Last year we sowed the seeds, we planted out the seedlings, we watched them grow, we harvested the crop. We cooked the produce, we laughed, we danced, we ate the meal, we enjoyed the meal, we froze what we didn’t eat. This year we sowed the seeds, we planted out the seedlings. We watched them […]


A town of many memories. A place forever associated with Sally, she brought me here two months after we met. I had been before but had no strong memories. That all changed with Sally. From the first visit we loved being here together. Us and the dogs. We would arrive early Friday, unload and unpack. […]


Another Saturday night in a quiet house. Another silent kitchen. No Craig Charles, he will have to do without me. No bopping or beer. Global knives stand like silent sentinels in their block. No slicing, dicing or chopping. Pans remain empty, no cooking here. The kitchen, once the hub of the house, now a cul-de-sac. […]

Dining alone

A meal from the freezer. A meal I remember being cooked. A delicious meal. A meal for two. Defrosted. Re heated. Eating alone, a meal created by an absent diner and cook. Compliments unheard. Seasoned with tears. No taste. No pleasure.