The Call

The palm reader bleeped and the steel door clicked ajar. Mark Alfred Evans MP pulled on the handle with more confidence than he felt. The buzz in the Secure Conference Room was deafening. On sighting their Minister of the Crown, the melee of uniforms and government grandees hushed to a dull roar. The head man [...]

Perfect Day?

My uncle worked in India for most of his career. Eventually, he retired to Eaglesfield and the cooler climes of western Scotland. However, as a banker he never lost the thirst to record everything. So, he kept a diary of life's goings on.  What he was planting in the garden, village gossip and trips to [...]

Passing on our faith

PASSING ON FAITH Reflect: Faith has skipped a generation. Grandparents try to compensate, a little desperate, perhaps too late, but trying, guilt-struck, caring, mixed up as our world to date.   They wish church stones would speak a little louder, as stained glass pic- tures used to. In this new elastic culture, Facebook, virtual games [...]