Subject List

2015

1. Passport – about getting a new one for a new life – April.

2. The Shelf – a new space to fill in the cupboard; introducing the boiler – May.

3. The Vote – a local election; the garden next door – May.

4. The Bond – about money and begging letters – May.

5. The Souvenir – a fossil from Dorset – June.

6. The Fracture – the story of a broken wrist – June.

7. The Green Man – a walk in the park … – July.

8. The Waterway – a tow-path, the Thames, and Diana’s lake – August.

9. Three Women – encounters with other women, one called Iris – October.

10. The Cruise – the Rhine and Moselle with my late ex-partner – November.

11. The Home Front – living alone; the comfort of soft toys – December.

2016

12. The Donor – on the nature of giving – January.

13. Valentine – on the sending of cards – February.

14. The Room – about loss; a funeral in the North – March.

15. The Project – a garden makeover; patio problems – June.

16. The Loaf – about mislaying things… – August.

17. The Uniform – memories of school; fashion rules – September.

18. The Signature – belonging to Charles I – December.

2017

19. The Diet – a relationship with food – February.

20. Night Visitors – insomnia… – April.

21. The End of April – a short story about Eva Braun – April

22. The Café – people-watching… – June.

23. Stairs – the going up and down experience, in France and at home – August.

24. Scent – the importance of perfume – October.

25. Algernon – the tale of two aspidistras – November.

26. The Silence – Remembrance Sunday – November.

27. The Card – a wrongly addressed Christmas Card – December.

2018

28. Janus – a New Year poem – January.

29. ‘Alert but not Alarmed’ – about bombs; counter-terrorism training – February.

30. The Bin – a wheelie going AWOL – April.

31. Vermin – mice, mosquitoes and me – May.

32. The Other Woman – on transexuality – July.

33. Yellow – on the power of the sunshine shade – September.

34. Into the Sky, Part the Clouds – about Tai Chi – October.

35. The Father – about a missing parent – December.

2019

36. The Red Line – on giving up meat – February.

37. Bad Vibrations – a noisy world – May.

38. Washing-Up – a housework style – August.

39. To the Touch – about the skin; the unsuperficial surface of things – October.