Pamela Goodman


The Fiction: The holiday tutor

Mike is hoping to rewire relationships with his family on an extended trip to Africa – but he’s not the only one hunting for a new connection…

Wry Society: The Turkish hammam

The massage tables are turned when a godmother takes her bohemian BFF’s teen daughter under her wing. Words by Pamela Goodman. Illustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The nordic ski break

Fergus’s plans for a lads-only ski trip are scuppered by his wife’s decision to book them onto a “winter activities break” in Norway at the same time – but is there something fishy going on?

Salmon fishing

An urban wife feels like a fish out of water at a Scottish house party – but will her powers of creative visualisation save the day?

The couples massage

A strung-out husband reluctantly agrees to a spa break, but will a pair of skilled Thai hands raise his stress levels further?

The family skiing holiday

A mother has snowboarding lessons in a bid to bond with her son, but will her children’s antics leave her feeling goofy?

The villa holiday

The traditional August stay at Villa Aphrodite in Corfu seems set to be enlivened by one couple’s children and their friends.

The Swiss spa

A rejuvenating Continental break in the mountains finds one couple leaving their British inhibitions on the sauna floor.

The speed course

A London speed demon is reintroduced to the Highway Code at a special class for delinquent drivers in rural Wales.