For Elaine my darling wife- 7.1 1955/5.1.2021.  In memory of just one of so many wonderful adventures together- Appledore, N.Devon England. We walked along the shore together Do you remember? The Burrows, We had it all almost to ourselves. The wide damp sand, the sea That house right on the cliffs edge, All oursContinue reading ”  ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.”


                                                   A funny thing happened to me recently on my way into the kitchen. When I say funny I mean that in the sense of its strangeness, not its humour. It was early one evening, I’d had a shower popped on a t-shirt and some sweat pants and came downstairs. Sometime previously I had leftContinue reading ”              FRIENDS.”

A Horse A Husband and Cancer: the book.

Our cover reveal! The memoir will be available very soon! This is not a book about horses; nor is it a book about husbands and it is certainly not a book solely about cancer. Though that condition is the core reason for this work it does not make this some sort of self-help book forContinue reading “A Horse A Husband and Cancer: the book.”


                                      Christmas 2016. As I’ve mentioned before Elaine loved Christmas and the presents as much as anyone else. This Christmas however things were a little subdued as we were informed earlier in the year that the cancer was ‘out’ in her system and was now officially viewed as a terminal illness. There was no timescaleContinue reading “FIRSTS and LASTS.”


                                                        Can the memory of one good day keep you going, or maybe the thought of one more yet to come keep you alive? Elaine and I were together for thirty years, that’s approximately 10,957 individual days; most of which will remain unremembered. Though each day is different those that we regard as unremarkable tendContinue reading “ONE GOOD DAY.”