The Big Issue published its 2021 Summer Special edition on Boxing Day. At a time when COVID was riding roughshod over everything, the Summer Edition was filled with sunny, optimistic pieces looking forward to a fresh new year. I wrote a piece about beaches for the magazine's My Word section - because beaches are the most optimistic places of all.
We were fish. Two-legged, suntanned little fish who lived in our togs and watched summer's skies for signs that the surf across the road, over the dunes and beyond the beach was perfect for swimming.
Where can I read it?
The Big Issue, Edition 652. December 26, 2021. Find it here>