All on a Summer’s Day

Viewed from Swindale Crag above the dales' village of Felton, a large heavy cart was making its laborious way upwards from the nearby market town in the valley. I had left my oatcakes to cool. My husband had gone to help a neighbour rebuild a field-wall on an outlying farm in the Upper Dales. There … Continue reading All on a Summer’s Day



Twins, Rory and Stuart were universally held to be a credit to their parents. Six foot, blond, blue-eyed, identical twins, everyone loved them, said they were just perfect, model sons. A common comment was that they had inherited the best physical, intellectual and behavioural qualities of both parents. The only criticism ever heard about them … Continue reading Conflict