Guest Blog, 1st February: Travel Troubles (part 2) by Frank Parker

Stevie Turner is the author of the delightful “Mother-in-law Syndrome” and 5 other novels. She is holds a New Apple Award for Excellence and a Readers’ Favorite Award. This is part 2 of a guest post I did for her. Part 1 appeared on Monday. If you haven’t already, I suggest you read that first.

Stevie Turner

Last time we learned how Frank became lost on Paddington  Station as a 10 year old boy.  Now read how a simple mistake led to him becoming lost in a  Surrey wood on a bitterly cold January day.

You can discover Frank’s books by visiting his Amazon author page at and more about Frank by visiting his blog at

Travel Troubles, by Frank Parker.

Travelling by coach from London along the A3 Portsmouth Road necessitated that I alight from the coach at a place called Fairmile. From there a twenty minute walk through woodland took me to the School. It must have been January 1954. I’d not returned to school on the appointed date. There were two reasons for this: I’d contracted chicken pox during the Christmas holiday and early in January there was a heavy snowfall which made travel from our cottage near the Black Mountains impossible for several days.

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