11th December 2013 – fog

It sits in the valley like condensed milk, heavy and sticky in the cold morning air. Views disappear as if by magic, a whitewashed wall in their place.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10th December 2013 – nest

Branches stripped bare reveal its black shadow against the pale grey sky. A Spring-built, careful little bundle of sticks, moss and hope. Now it hangs abandoned, its usefulness spent, waiting for its time to come again.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

9th December 2013 – Christmas lights

Twinkling and multi-coloured, they fill the living room window. Illuminating the darkness of these short days, a small square of merriness piercing the gloom.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

8th December 2013 – tree

Leaves flutter past the window, like golden snowflakes. It sheds its decorations at last, laying itself bare for the winter winds to come.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7th December 2013 – tea

Poured out, dark brown, milk turns it to a creamy chestnut. Passed around the chattering group, hands circle the mugs which hold its comforting warmth.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

6th December 2013 – quiz

Old friends meet again, rekindling the atmosphere of gatherings past. They come together to celebrate but also to remember. Glasses are filled and spirits rise as the competition intensifies.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5th December 2013 – laugh

It bursts out of her mouth, opening it wide. Uneven teeth dance around it. Its force rocks her from side to side as the wave subsides.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment