Her Voice

Wanting to bring Ouma’s voice to her memorial – to bring her memory alive, somehow, and feel the comfort of her presence – I read out extracts from her letters over the many years during which we corresponded. 27/04/1999 Harfield Village Dearest Laurel, As the winter approaches, I’m becoming a ‘kitchen dweller’ – the sun … More Her Voice

Favourite quotes from ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

Sunaina: Do you love me, Sonny? Sonny: My feelings cannot be reduced to a single word. Sunaina: It is a nice word. People like hearing it. *** Evelyn: There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. Only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws. *** Evelyn: … More Favourite quotes from ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’


Broken shards of glass spread across the kitchen floor – jagged edges glistening, and tiny slivers hiding in shadows, evading my later attempts to make the tiles safe once more for tender feet (how quickly we imbue our human qualities of spite and craftiness into objects inanimate). The sound crashes into my consciousness before I … More Shattered