‘There’s this shadow beside him in the painting’

Apart from the closinq quote – which is from Peter Pan – the passages  below are all from MAYFLIES by Andrew O’Hagan:

‘GOOD SPECTACLES’

I recently had to go for new glasses. The impairment of my long distance vision began in Secondary School. The impairment of my near distance vision [reading distance] began along … Continue reading ‘GOOD SPECTACLES’

‘Thanks, friend’

Gone Fishing with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, along with the Undertones, John Peel, Gabriel García Márquez , Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Mice and men. This film is for my … Continue reading ‘Thanks, friend’

an ordinary Degree

I gained two ordinary degrees before becoming a specialist. Sian, my wife, has been a General Practitioner in all the time that we have been together. I am now retired … Continue reading an ordinary Degree