Author Archive for Serena Fairfax

Surya Bai

It was a hot day and a very poor milk woman hobbled along the long, dusty road that led to the bazaar. By her side skipped her little girl sometimes lagging behind to pick the daisies that grew on the…

Snowdrop Trail

Chelsea Physic Garden (founded in the heart of London in 1673 by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its apprentices to study the medicinal qualities of plants) organises a wonderful snowdrop trail in February. I followed the trail and there were lots…

Living Doll

LIVING DOLL      ‘Look what Mr Masters gave me,’ Hattie said. Tom stared astonished at the object that Hattie had placed  on the kitchen dresser. Eighteen inches high, porcelain faced with glassy blue, expressionless eyes, curly black eyelashes, scarlet  lips…

Liebster Blog Award Challenge

The versatile Francine Howarth tagged/nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. The rules of the game are simple. First, I’m supposed to give eleven random facts about myself. Then Francine cross-examines me with  eleven questions  to which I respond below. Lastly, I…

Fortune

FORTUNE      Dead on 5.30, Julia headed out of the office for the cinema where she and Simon were meeting  to see The Graduate. Simon belonged to a close-knit Jewish family of chocolatiers in the grand tradition of Franz Sacher (he…

Drama on the 25th

It’s Christmas Day  and  the  turkey- from a free range farm in Kent- was  all stuffed with chestnut, sage and apple stuffing ready to be popped into the oven. Start at gas mark 8  the instuctions stated. So I  turned the dial of…