A Long Time Ago

Look into My Angel Eyes

An astrologer offered to do my astrological chart. Exact time of birth is important, but I could only tell her I was born in the early hours of the morning, arriving before the nursing home breakfast was served.   Trying to figure out my birth ‘window’ had me remembering ...  Of course, when I was old… Continue reading Look into My Angel Eyes

A Long Time Ago

1970’s Teachers

School uniform and skinny knees Ms Raven is old and cross and walks with a limp. I am seven years old and labelled a chatterbox. Summoned to the front of the class, I stand before my teacher. Open your mouth she says. I open my mouth and Ms Raven puts a wafer of pale green soap on my… Continue reading 1970’s Teachers

A Long Time Ago

1970’s Head Lice

A few months after the 'big chop'. Awesome bell-bottoms! On a Sunday afternoon in the mid-seventies a woman named Mo sat in our lounge. She had an impressive afro of dark, course, frizzy hair. The wiry mass was restrained by a maroon, fashionably crocheted and holey cap. Mo poked her long, bony finger in the… Continue reading 1970’s Head Lice

A Long Time Ago

Back from the Dead

When you think back, are big chunks of your life missing? My kids will ask Do you remember? and embarrassingly I sometimes have to reply No, I don't. Not a problem if I would rather forget what they're remembering (or wish they'd forget). It is a problem when it makes me feel I was six… Continue reading Back from the Dead