May 2020

32 or is it 43? (24 May 2020)

1976 was the hottest summer on record. 35 degrees and counting. I was working at the Leeds Playhouse rehearsing 'England Expects' a show that 'Belt and Braces', our theatre group, was relaunching. Six years earlier I was at a Children's...

Cocooning. (12 May 2020)

On May 9th Marie Bernadette Maher would have been 72. We met in Hampstead in 1969. She from the Wirral me from London. We went to the Wimpy Bar in Golders Green and talked through the night. She puffing on...

For Reen. ( 7 May 2020)

'A fire on them.' 'I wouldn't give him the snot out of my nose.' Two choice phrases from my well educated mother. She got a scholarship to Raines' girls school in the East End of London. I still have her...

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