Here comes our new neighbour
‘Meya, er no Freya ? Do we know any-thing about her ?
‘Hello Freya, come in, I’m Angie ,she’s Jane ‘
‘Hello , beautiful cottage, lovely, surrounded by wild countryside.’
I smell the harshness of air freshener, staleness of the room its chintz patterns stifling the wild flowers outside .
‘Why choose our little village as your new home ?’
‘ New beginnings.’
‘Family moving here ? Just you ?’
‘I have a parrot.’
‘Freya, we are proud of our village activities – Quilting, Deirdre’s painting class. You never need to be on your own.’
Mind your own business, nosy woman—came here to get away from people’s judgements
‘Freya, have I said too much ? Just wanted to welcome you to our village .’
‘Strange woman, parrot as a pet ? She’s no saint ! Husband problems ?’