The Sound Of Christmas Silence

Every year, either on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, I wrap up well and head outdoors, to listen to the absence of everyone. This year it was easy. Instead of going back to visit my Ma as is traditional, I’ve spent it in York. Her pipes are frozen (I mean that literally, not indelicately) and her house is on emergency … Read More

Nithering

Hornsea – the Bahamas of England’s east coast. Some folk say Hornsea can be gloomy, dank and bitterly cold. They’re fools. Growing up as a child, I used to look out of my window and watch the sun come out in all its radiant rosy-fingered beauty. What fascinated me was that it always came out at a great distance. Over … Read More