Power of Memory

Friday 8th May 2020 marked the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.  A day to commemorate Victory in Europe – the end of the Second World War.   Friday’s news coverage flickered between the black and white footage of street parties of 1945, to the colourful and socially distanced gatherings of 2020.  We dressed in red, white…

Island hopping the archipelago

Amélie Nothomb –  tout ce que l’on aime devient une fiction…. I left Guadeloupe six weeks ago, the same day the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Northern Ireland.  The world has become unrecognisable in a short space of time.  The inevitable boredom of confinement often results in re-reading the pages of my leather journal,…