Melissa is leaving today

Melissa is leaving today. An ice cream van is playing the Happy Wanderer, obscuring the view of the village, the church and the pub. 

The use of ether to soothe the pain of amputation used to be known as 'Yankee dodge'

A German skyscraper is a woollen-kratzer, translated as cloud scratcher

Cardboard blues eyes and a face like the moon before we landed upon it.

Her personality is assessed on the quality of her garden...simple and optimistic.

All passion spent, all I'm giving up for lent is you.

Calling from the top of a ladder. A sea of smiles.

A bird trying it's voice upon the morning air.

Lying notch back in the head high sun, two fathoms out.