Monthly Archives: February 2016

Do They Still ‘Snog’ in the Back Row at the Cinema ?

  Well ….Do they ? I only ask because, whilst flicking through the  Radio Times  last night, I noticed that one of the channels is showing, what they call  ‘Classic Films‘  every day. Actually, the name may be a little … Continue reading

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Flotsam

  I’m afraid I am neglecting my blog page at the moment.  Sometimes real-life catches up with me and I have things to deal with.   And sometimes I lack inspiration or inclination …….but I guess we are all guilty … Continue reading

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Make-up Fixing Spray …… Review

  Last Christmas I stayed with my daughter, son-in-law and two of my grand-children. My grand-daughter, Lillian, received lots of make-up kits and various creams, sprays and cleansers as gifts.   She is 16 and a very talented actress and … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Handbag ?

  I suppose this article is mainly aimed at my female readers.  Although many of my male friends carry bags ……( I detest the term ‘MAN-BAG’ ….don’t you ? ) …..in my experience their bags seem to contain laptops; mobile … Continue reading

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Free-writing and Various Rambling Thoughts-

  I find myself somewhat lacking in inspiration and yet I feel guilty if I don’t write a blog post every few days.  And so … once again, I am resorting to doing a  ‘Free–write’ ……….. This always seems to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grandad !

    Today would have been my Grandad’s birthday …… Oh but please don’t worry,  its not a day for great sadness……. No, no, not at all.  He died over 36 years ago and now I am able to smile … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake

  I don’t bake very often, nowadays. In all my previous homes, I baked cakes, scones, biscuits and bread at least once a week…. But now my children have families of their own and, sadly,  I live too far away … Continue reading

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Faded Beauty

  I adore tulips …..I think they are my favourite  ‘cut‘  spring flower. Daffodils, crocus and snowdrops look wonderfully cheerful when blooming in the garden, but tulips ….indoors, in a vase ….. have a simple elegance that appeals to me. … Continue reading

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Cardamom and Lemon Cookies

Originally posted on Around the Aga:
I know it’s not very modern but I had a quiet couple of days this week.  Yes, that’s right, I wasn’t rushing around like a mad thing; I pottered about, mainly at home, and it was lovely.  Such days are…

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The Stuff of Nightmares ……..

  My recent  ‘vampire‘  story seemed to be very popular and, I must admit, it was great fun to write.  However,  I have not ventured into the  ‘horror‘  genre very often …..my stories tend towards the silly, fairy, fantasy world … Continue reading

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