TRAVELLING CELLISTS: young & talented, bright eyed & happily struggling with their instruments.

SLOW MINUTES: delighting in smooth mango yoghurt, watching Paddington bustle on.

BABIES' BOTTOMS: soft & clean after loving parents' attention.

ZEN-LIKE TRAIN RIDES: a speeding bubble shooting through the greenery.

GUJARATI SAMOSA: when peckish, impeccably delectable.

GLASSES OF GRAPEFRUIT WINE: home brewed & with a sprig of mint, refreshing, sunlight lazing through their ice cubes.

TIMES THROUGH: Musing to The Resistance, enjoying what my ears give me.

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: who made a third, and introduced me to her.

  1. Over Christmas in 2017 I found an old box stored in the loft at my Mum's house
  2. Inside, amongst baby photos and first shoes, was a bundle of postcards collected by my late Grandmother, Lucy.
  3. In the 1950s she travelled Europe with her friends through France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  4. Taking photographs wasn't so simple back then so, instead, she collected a postcard from each place she visited.
  5. I knew I wanted to tell the story of Lucy's journey but, sadly, I missed my opportunity to ask her about her youth.
  6. I realised that I still wanted to create something with these mementos; something to tell the story of the journey, even if I coudldn't tell her's;
  7. So, since the beginning of 2018, I've enjoyed writing short stories on these postcards — inspired by where Lucy found them — and sending them to family and friends. I've collected them here, I hope you enjoy them too.