• Horncastle, gone, but not forgotten…

    Leigh: ‘Sorry to bother you but are you Tara Nash daughter of Penny Nash. Apologies for asking’ Tara: ‘Yes, that’s right. Did you know her?’ I see you worked at…

  • When Peter met Penny

    It was 1969 and my Mother was still living in Toronto, Canada and working as an air hostess, but that summer, she decided to jet back home to England and visit her family. She was…

  • My Father’s First Love

    My Father, Peter John Nash was born in Reading, the same town as my Mother. His parents met in Germany at the end of World War 2. They returned to England to live with extended…

  • Letters from my Mother – Part 2

    In 1968 my Mother decided to move to Toronto, Canada with three girlfriends, she had just ended a 5-year relationship and engagement to a man named Ken Chambers. One day, when I…

  • Letters from my Mother – Part 1

    I had a trip planned to the UK for Easter this year and when California announced Lockdown and Trump announced all flights would be cancelled between the US and Europe, I decided…

    Cafe Conscious

    Café Conscious has been evolving in my mind since 2013! My word, that’s rather an embarrassingly long time. Initially I saw it as a physical café…

    Percy

    My Mum had recently reversed her car into Becky – our elderly Labrador – and she died on the spot. My soon to be ex stepfather…

    Making Coffee

    Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary – writing about a moment in my morning.   I am on my third kettle in 3 years. It’s the…