Collage

Snatches of images: here, and then gone. Over there! One followed by another: a horse, a drover, and an open-air carriage with white trimmings. Clop, clop, clop goes the horses’ hooves on the hard surface of the city bitumen road. And then silence as each drover waits for the traffic lights to change to green.…

Ugly Duckling

Of all the pre-loved items on display, my lovely chooses the ugliest.  With its varnish-finish split and peeling, the 1950s desk stood out like a sore thumb. ‘This will do,’ he says. ‘I haven’t had a chance to restore it,’ says the shopkeeper.  ‘But it is a strong, sturdy piece.’ Beyond the sandstone walls of…