written and read by Pauline Masurel


Val's not just your typical fifty-something empty-nester. She's recently embarked on studying for a science degree. Now a stranger is posing personal questions about the chemistry of carbon. Will she find a solution to an unexpected hypothesis about her own life?

    Photo of Kensington Meadows Play Area by Lisa Fryer



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LIVE LAUNCH  Saturday 26th November 2011, Kilter, London Rd





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Start outside London Road Stores near the A4/A36 junction.

Walk away from the junction, staying on the same side of the London Road until you reach the Morrisons turning.

Cross the side road and follow the path to the supermarket entrance.

Head diagonally left across the car park to the gateway into Kensington Meadows.

Turn left through the gate, stopping at the first bench, then follow the edge of the field that borders the river towards the children's play area.

Head down the slope and continue along the riverside path until you reach the steps.

Turn right at the top of the steps and then right again to reach the bench and go over the bridge.

Pass under the railway bridge and take the left fork in the path and go up the steps.

Arrive at the towpath and sit on the bench.


Heads & Tales thanks Bath & North East Somerset Council for their assistance with the creation of this story, which was recorded by Joe Jones, with thanks to Steve Osborne and Real World Studios.  Photographs by Lisa Fryer.