Author Archives: Judy Darby
Failure: look straight into its eyes; Inhale its scent so pungent, sick and stale; Move on and try again: head for the skies, With all endeavour we must sometimes fail. The weak abandon hope when first refused, The faint of heart … Continue reading
I wrote this poem to describe how we can leave trauma behind us and move on to embrace a brighter future. Decision The past is always present. It frames our future. We cannot change it; Its grip is merciless. But … Continue reading
Chapter 3 Maudie and Mary Ann My parents grew up only a few miles apart; my father in the rough back streets of Luton, and my mother in rural, pretty Leagrave. Both lost their fathers when they were young, for … Continue reading
Today I saw my mentor, biographer, Dr. Sally Cline. She approved my final chapters and it looks very much as if my memoir is almost completed. Sally is a brilliant mentor and I have learned so much from her. She … Continue reading
…As I made my way back to London that evening I started to think about what had followed the birth of my parents’ first child, a boy, Anthony John. Mum worshipped him from the day he was born, and was … Continue reading
I thought something a little lighter from the memoir might make a change! I remember this incident vividly.