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Chloé

Lunsford’s wife is called Chloé. Or rather she was. In hospital after the accident, he remembers her as he drifts in and out of morphine caves. Chloé was grand in a way that made everybody around her elevated. She was grand in size and in the breadth of her every day humanity. She had a […]

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The Novel About Hope – What is it About?

Lunsford – A Novel About Hope WIP #1 I’ve been working on this novel. It’s about hope. It’s about a small county city called Crosschester, and a village called Shalford. It’s about a man called Martin Lunsford. It’s set in the late 1970s, with a man in grief. It’s also about and mundane Far Right […]

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A Blog About Hope

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Anxiety Blog Depression Mental Health

Getting Back to Work – a Follow Up

This is an article about working with a team of good and decent people in a professional kitchen as the Potwash. It’s also about spurious advice and hope for the future. I will also be calling out Boris Johnson as a manipulative hack, so skip to the end for that.   It is a follow-up […]

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Anxiety Blog Depression Mental Health

Back into the Workplace

As my new and very part-time job, I’m going to be doing Pot Wash in one of my favourite restaurants starting tonight. A hot and humid night in July, with me overweight and shorn of all confidence and 55 years old. The lowest form of life in the professional kitchen, in one of my favourite […]