Author Archives: Kerry Mayo

About Kerry Mayo

I have written three novels, I have been published in the Whitstable Women Writers anthology, Place, and the Writers of Whitstable anthology, A Different Kind of Kent, and had one non-fiction book, Whitstable Through Time published by Amberley. I have also had two short films produced and short stories and serials published in national magazines.

Hard Core

100 years on and I’m happy to cook his dinner. I’m also very happy he does the bins. I have my jobs, he has his. However, I’m not happy about Lady Doritos, female oppression or that the average age for … Continue reading

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(When all else fails) Fly The Plane Yourself

Not the best metaphor given my fear of flying and self-medication on even the shortest of journeys but sometimes you have to break down the cockpit door and wrest control from the pilot, even it if earns you a syringe-full … Continue reading

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Can you hear that?

I have a thing about ambient noise and modern life. I’m not a hippie-type but I do wonder if it’s possible to achieve inner peace without silence yet we’re surrounded by noise all the time. Right now, I can hear … Continue reading

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Dogs or Cats?

I seems to me that everything in life at the moment boils down to the single question: dogs or cats? It is a question which has separated mankind for, one presumes, centuries, if not millennia. Very occasionally, I would meet … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Showers

Today, I had my first shower in about a year. Before everyone reaches for their nose-peg, I will say that was because I am a confirmed bath-taker. To me, it’s a bit like the cats or dogs debate – dogs … Continue reading

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A Right Pain in the Package

  “I’m never doing this again,” said my husband, two and a half hours into our transfer from the plane to our hotel. “What’s that?” I asked. “A package holiday,” he said, fiddling with the ineffective blower above his head. … Continue reading

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From the Mouths of Babes

Number 1: Me, feeling mushy: “You’re going to make a lovely lady very happy when you’re all grown-up.” Four-year-old son, knowingly: “Well, I do know how to make a paper frog.” Number 2: “I wanna take a Sophie,” said my … Continue reading

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Glass Ceiling over the U.S.

          I said eight years ago, when it was  race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination that they wouldn’t vote for a woman, and so it proved. I say now, when it’s a race between Hillary … Continue reading

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The Trouble With…FASHION (3)

I blame the 80s for a lot. Having your formative years in a decade where curly perms, fluorescent tank tops and one black lace glove were the height of fashion doesn’t bode well for the future. My sisters, who are … Continue reading

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The Trouble with…FASHION (2)

My worst experience was getting stuck in boots at Bluewater. Not the shop – that would have been a piece of cake (a piece of low-calorie cardboard Shapers cake, no doubt) – but spending the night giving myself a free … Continue reading

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