HB Lizzie!

Dearest Elizabeth, Happy birthday! Thank you for inviting me to celebrate your birthday. Unfortunately business here prevents me from joining with you physically, however please know I am celebrating in spirit here.  Late nights, slow mornings, socialising with...

63 years on

63 years on I found this photo of my Grandpa on his graduation day in January 1951 a few years back and pulled it out again last week.  I showed my Grandpa who had little to no memory of the day, thinking his mother hadn’t attended as the only photo he had was...

What university taught me.

“…those were the days.” We’ve all heard it before; your time at university is some of the best days of your life. Yesterday I graduated and upon reflection on the past five years, I can confidently say it has been. But University was more than the passport stamps I...

In the shadows

As I waited in the shadows for two guys, a truck and a tree, I saw her. Unbeknown to the stress her visit caused my 9.5 hour day, she glanced up from her phone as she took a few more steps toward me. As the tree was lowered to the ground from the truck tray, she...