Gary’s Gone To Benidorm… again.

Giving our son an alter ego helped us get through the dark times.

Two blurred images of the same face turning, in red and blue
Photo by Joshua Fuller on Unsplash

“Gary’s gone to Benidorm…again”, my husband said despondently.

“So soon?” I question. “He’s only just come back.” I thought we were making some progress. We look at each other and silently hope these tortuous trips to Benidorm will soon cease. We are both tired. So is Gary…



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Trudi Bishop

Trudi Bishop


Kiwi by birth but not always by nature. Spent most of my adult life in the UK. I’ve landed back in NZ, a stranger in a familiar land. Trying to figure this out.