Bedside Book Review: The Life Project

The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives by Helen Pearson ‘The remarkable story of a unique series of studies that have touched the lives of almost everyone in Britain today; ‘On 3rd March 1946 a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass…

Four little teacups sit on the wall

Four little teacups sit on the wall, And four friendly voices drift on the still, country air. They sit down by the boats and talk about the good weather, And family, and how Johnnie from across the way is doing much better. They listen to the sounds of a dozen little birds, To the gentle…

Prince of Atlantis

Leaves are plucked And sown like dust, light and free, The colour of cinnamon, Hazel and cherry, Sprinkled were the water laps, Smooth and blue, Against the setting sun.   A sky aflame, bloodshot, Clouds blushing scarlet overhead, Dyeing the island and its long, lost city, The colour of wine.   His hair grows fierce…