I Must Stay Strong

Thierry arrived alone today, Geoffrey being ill.  By the afternoon the younger man had recovered sufficiently from a hangover to come and help clear up.  The builder admired the lizard candlestick Elizabeth had given Jessica and me years ago that Mike Kindred had bolted onto the back garden wall for me.  This led to a conversation aboutContinue reading “I Must Stay Strong”

Friends To Bank On

On another scorching day Elizabeth drove me to Southampton airport where I boarded a plane to Bergerac to be met by Lydie, waving her arms and striding across the tarmac to embrace me.  She is, incidentally, about a foot shorter than me with the grip of a bear.  I had to drop my bag.  BeforeContinue reading “Friends To Bank On”