There’s a little girl we know called Ella. She’s around about four years old now. I know this because she was one of the first customers we ever had at the Fleur De Lys, when she was only a couple of weeks old. Ella has been the centre of family gatherings at the...
For the first thirty years of my life, I don’t think I entirely knew what tax was. Initially, it was just a small amount that vanished from my payslip each month. When I became self-employed, it became a bigger amount that vanished from my bank account every January....read more
The engine idled, penned in on all sides by taxis full of weekend revellers. As the sun slipped lower behind high-rise buildings, the lights of the city began to appear in windows from the ground to the sky, illuminating a night filled with excitement, promise, and...read more
It’s the rumble of tractors thundering through the lanes at dusk, their single headlights boring through the twilight as a matter of some urgency to round off the tasks of the day. It’s the bubble of laughter floating on the breeze from that group sitting down by...read more