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.

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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The trouble with…FASHION (1)

I’ve reached an age where I don’t know if something is fashionable or not. The other day I saw a woman in her thirties wearing court shoes, jeans and white socks. Is that fashion? Should I be borrowing my daughter’s … Continue reading

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