Against All Odds

A bona fide escape artist – crates, kennels, cat flaps on window ledges. Gastric surgery for eating things she shouldn’t – twice. A shattered disc one minute, and walking out of surgery the following day. Early osteoarthritis. An extra butterflied vertebrae. Anaphylaxis. On the 22nd, this nutter – also nicknamed the Trooper – turned 13.…

Life in Rear-View

As the year comes to a close, I feel both flat and optimistic about what’s around the corner. Every time I sense change or headway being made, something will always brings it to a shuddering halt – but maybe that’s what wrong with the world these days. We want everything and we want it now;…

Paris by Night [Belated Birthday]

It’s easy to see why people fall in love with this city, or return in their droves despite the current climate. Walking through its streets, if you’d been living under a rock and/or away from the news, you could be forgiven for thinking that the attacks, arrests and rise of the National Front were from…