Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

Recollections of my Father

AT SOME POINT in the 1950s, to the excitement of my three sisters and I, Dad ordered Woman’s Weekly magazine to be delivered to our house each Wednesday. We soon learned it … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Ramble Around My Aunt – Part One

Whether to distract attention from crumbling plaster, or to conceal peeling and mildewed wallpaper, a pair of matching oil paintings hung on the wall across from the bed in my … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scooting through the headlines … nerds

“If only I’d known” could be the title of my autobiography. The words sprang to mind after reading this little gem – resurrected from a couple of months ago – … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 15 Comments

Beware: Santa Claus was a Greek Bearing Gifts

My first thought on hearing Santa Claus didn’t exist, was how to break the devastating news to Mum and Dad. It would come as such a disappointment, as they spent … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Bring on the clowns

It seems to have been raining cats and dogs in Andalucia forever this winter. On Monday morning, by the stink riding the air, you could’ve thought it was pouring camels, … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

Sin in Walton-on-the Wolds

The author at Burton Infants’ School God has got a lot more touchy-feelie since I was five.  Not in the Vatican sense, if you get my drift. A lot less fire … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 4 Comments

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