Taking a Break

Simon AllabyStory

Turn The Page is taking a two week break from today but I’ll be back with a new story on Friday 29th April. You are now one of about 150 people who have dowloaded the app and are listening to the stories, and I hope that you are enjoying them and finding them helpful.  If you are then please spread … Read More

Make the big change

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

My family and I are not exactly enthusiastic campers. In fact we only tolerate the experience for one week a year in order to attend a big summer festival. Each year we add a new piece of equipment in the hope that next year life might be a little more comfortable – usually because we’ve seen what other people have … Read More

Still Celebrating?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

If your home is anything like ours then the physical evidence of your Easter celebrations may well have disappeared. The mountain of eggs that appeared on the breakfast table that morning has been consumed, and the packaging discarded or recycled. We may have enjoyed time with family and friends and extra holiday days that gave us time to relax. But … Read More

Long live the King?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Although his death on the 16th August 1977 was well documented, there was sufficient mystery around the exact circumstances to spawn the belief that somehow he might not be dead; so much so that on the 1st April 1989 the Elvis Sighting Society was founded to collect stories from those who insisted that the King of Rock and Roll was … Read More

Wish Fulfilment?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

There are times in our lives when we would do almost anything to see someone or something come back to life. For example a couple of years ago my daughter dropped her brand new iPhone down the toilet. At the time she was at a concert in London and although she fished it straight out of the water, it was … Read More

Empty

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Exactly one year ago a gang of thieves was preparing to pull off one of the most audacious burglaries in English legal history. Over the Easter weekend they would break into one of the most secure vaults in London’s diamond quarter, and make off with millions of pounds worth of diamonds, gold and jewelry. The burglary had been years in … Read More

It is finished

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

The TV drama Cold Feet charted the ups and downs of 3 thirty-something couples living in Manchester. It was a huge hit and millions followed every twist and turn. Towards the end of the fifth series all was finally coming together for the youngest couple Rachel and Adam – their relationship was back on track, they had a child and … Read More

Washing Feet

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

The story is told of a bishop in the north east of England who arrived to conduct a confirmation service for those wishing to confirm their baptismal vows. As the service was about to start the doors opened and a punk rocker walked in, resplendent in leather jacket, ripped jeans, Mohican hair and numerous chains and piercings. A friend of … Read More

Foundations

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

A friend of mine recently had a barn that he owned converted into a house. One of the first jobs that had to be done was to put in proper foundations – upright timbers resting on the earth might have been adequate for an agricultural building, but a house would need something rather more solid!   As with a building … Read More

Vested Interests

Simon AllabyAudio, Story, Uncategorised

In the 2010 movie Toy Story 3 a series of mishaps leaves Woody separated from his friends, who find themselves imprisoned at Sunnyside Daycare, and at the mercy of the cruel and bitter teddy bear Lotso. This is his domain and he rules it with an iron fist, (well paw to be more exact). When Woody finds his way to … Read More