Love, Sex and Snow

Love, Sex and Snow

What is about snow that gets us into such a hyper-ventilating state of euphoria? That brings out the child in us, urges us to believe that the white, white, oh-so-white substance around us has transformed our world into a fairy tale of which we are now a part. In the presence of all those exquisite flakes [...]

SPICY RESEARCH

SPICY RESEARCH

Now hang on a minute – I’d like to state from the outset that I don’t want to mislead anyone. By ‘spicy’ I don’t mean spicy as in hot Indian curry, but rather, spicy as in … well, sexy. The thing is, when my graphic designer son graduated from university, he just couldn’t find any [...]

Moving on

Moving on

  There are many things in life that are easier said than done, and moving on is one of them. How many people over the generations have been told to move on, and felt obliged to do so, rather like an assignment set at school? Or a New Year’s resolution never to be kept but [...]

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

The Diary Keeper  Wendy Skorupski It is the winter of 1992 in post-communist Poland. Leo Ferenc is an introverted bachelor with faded rock star looks, a club foot, and a chip on his shoulder. He owns a small photocopying shop in the heart of Krakow - a medieval city that is just waking up to [...]