The Unwanted Gift

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Some years ago I bought a Christmas present for someone that I had been out of touch with for a few years. I thought I knew the kind of present they would appreciate, and so chose one with care and sent it off in the post. So you can imagine my surprise when a few days after Christmas the gift … Read More

It wasn’t me!

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

When I was a young child we spent Christmas’s at my aunt and uncle’s house. They had an open fire in the lounge filled with pinecones sprayed with gold and silver paint, all resting on a bed of newspaper. One afternoon, finding myself alone in the lounge with nothing to do, I borrowed my uncle’s lighter and played a little … Read More

Christmas Newsletter

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

If there’s one thing I dread at Christmas its receiving Christmas newsletters from friends that are full of the amazing achievements of their children – how little Jonny has been made captain of the school football team, passed his grade 8 piano exam, and won a scholarship to Oxford – and how much he’s looking forward to going to primary … Read More