love and care

love and care


Latest Episodes

episode sixteen: a hopeful hashtag
May 11, 2020

These are unhappy times, but is there any comfort to be found? The last place we might think to look would be a shoot ’em up spaghetti western, but these are also strange times…

episode fifteen: happy grow bags
April 03, 2020

season three greetings, new beginnings despite Coronavirus, because Spring too is in the air…    

episode fourteen: jelly wobbles
May 16, 2019

in which jelly, once a special treat for her grand daughters, becomes a threat to mum’s life…    

episode thirteen: arrivals and departures
May 07, 2019

in which we celebrate an arrival and a departure, comings and goings, death and  a new life…    

episode twelve: I can see clearly now
April 24, 2019

…in which I find time to think about my own future and take the long view on what I might want when the time comes…    

episode eleven: gin and tonic with a zen master
March 26, 2019

…in which my guru shows me how to ‘live in the now’ and I offer thanks by way of a bowl of those cheesy puff-things and an ice cold drink as the sun sinks low in the sky…  

episode ten: the longest day
January 28, 2019

…in which I recount a typical day, look back on those three dates I managed to squeeze in before mum’s escape from the care home and Maisie the dog pays a visit, along with daughters and ex-wife…  

episode nine: past, present and future tense
January 23, 2019

in which the past comes alive over a cup of tea only to vanish in the face of present woes and future concerns…    

episode eight: return of the orchid
January 21, 2019

in which I launch a daring daylight raid on the care home and, to my surprise, meet little resistance in liberating  both my mother and her rather splendid orchid…  

episode seven: infamy, infamy…
August 01, 2018

…in which I lose my father, spend some hours fishing despite the strong scent of deja vu, find my father again and look for a travelling companion for the journey to come…