I did not realise at first but the three short stories of mine coming out in the MOSAIC collection by our writing group in Barnstaple are all written from the male point of view.  I feel comfortable doing this and have done this in my novels although they are essentially from the female angle.  In one of the short stories, Come the First of July, I was taken back to my childhood when a scary aunt used to visit on Boxing Day and take my mother into the privacy of the sitting room to read her tea-cup.  My mum would reappear sometimes looking shaken but never admitting what she had been told. And that’s where that idea came from!