For my grand daughter Portia: ‘Ward Seven’

I haven't blogged for months, perhaps a year, I have had writers's block and haven't been able to write my book either, but now it seems to be thawing, along with the weather in St. Petersburg where I shall be on Monday. It's been a hard day's work trying to get a 'business' visa released [...]


Sometimes, when you are forced into the dentist's chair - with a heightened dread because you either fear another root canal filling, or even worse that an expensively maintained canal is in more trouble - if you are lucky the dentist, well mine does, will use the term 'Watch and wait.'This is because roots canals [...]