Jonny Marine: Part 6

Continued from Part Five... It was kinda perfect, and not really a surprise. I mean, going on holiday with your ex who you split up with because of timing and not lack of feelings? Probably not going to stay platonic. But he was adamant he hadn't expected this. Insistent he hadn't come over with any... Continue Reading →

Jonny Marine: Part 4

Continued from Part Three… Out of the blue, I got a message from someone in January 2018 asking if they'd just seen me driving around Lincolnshire. Given I was halfway up a mountain in New Zealand at the time, the answer was most definitely no. I didn't recognise the number or the picture and wondered who... Continue Reading →

A year in people #8 – Mrs Mackie

Mrs Mackie, there are two things I remember about you as the mother of my best friend at primary school up until the age of about 10. Tenderstem broccoli and fishfinger sandwiches. We only had normal broccoli at home, so this long-stemmed vegetable looked and tasted so exotic. It fanned out on my plate like... Continue Reading →

A year in people #4 – Little Will

I’d been invited to a party. A joint birthday party for a big birthday at a big house in the country up in Lincolnshire. An unlimited booze, posh food, band, no-expense-spared type of party. I wasn’t drinking. I’d had a few nights out in the weeks before, I was in the middle of ultramarathon training,... Continue Reading →

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