Electric Toothbrush

I told him of how in one of my dreams I was teaching Sister Julienne (aka Jenny Agutter in Call the Midwife) how to use an electric toothbrush while tactfully suggesting that age makes the gums recede. He laughed out loud. How I love to make him laugh.

He came home the other morning with pictures of green shoots. What are they? he asked. Snowdrops, I said.

I caught the end of the news bulletin on the World Service and my panic bubbles up. Don’t listen to it, he says, I will tell you what you need to know.

By Ellen Bell

Artist and writer currently living in Aberystwyth.