Category Archives: Blogging

Lanny’s Cafe

  Last Friday I re-blogged a post about my childhood.  This was surprisingly well received; it seems that a great many of my readers had similar childhoods. In fact one of my Facebook friends, an old acquaintance who is the … Continue reading

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Scrubbed Doorsteps and the Smell of Carbolic

  As today is a Saturday …a day of football and rugby on the ‘tele’ …. I thought I would reblog this piece.  Food for thought, perhaps ……        SCRUBBED DOORSTEPS AND THE SMELL OF CARBOLIC I can … Continue reading

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Sun Hats in the Isis

    Bit of a busy day, so I have reblogged an old story.  Sorry about that !   SUN HATS IN THE ISIS It was a melancholy task for a sultry summer’s day and I felt a pang of … Continue reading

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A Right Knit-Wit

  Do grandmas still knit sweaters and such for their grandchildren ? Well, this one does …………………. (This will be a sweater for my new grandson, Samuel…… though its taking a while because of my damned carpal tunnel syndrome.)   

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The Post Office

  This morning I visited this little Post Office. I regularly send packages and letters to various friends and family and recently I have been posting books to my grandson, Gabriel. He is 9 yrs old and a keen reader; … Continue reading

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Spring Resolutions

  I don’t make New Year Resolutions. Of course, I used to, back in the days when I was innocent and naive enough to believe that I would keep them. When the world was a much simpler place and everything … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandad !!

  I have been neglecting my blog so much, recently, that you must surely think I have forgotten about it altogether. I guess life and a general feeling of ennui and also illness, has got in the way and I … Continue reading

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No More Goodbyes

  This was a ten minute writing exercise, so don’t expect Shakespeare …….   NO MORE GOODBYES He stood inside the church …….. the vast coolness of the building making  him shiver slightly. His friend stood beside him and,  noticing the … Continue reading

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After the Laughter

            AFTER THE LAUGHTER   Margaret spooned coffee into the cafetiere as she waited for the kettle to come to the boil. A cup of strong, black coffee; yes, that is what she needed. Something … Continue reading

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Dear Sir, …

      Clerk of Works, Parks and Recreational Dept., Car Parks Div.. Town Hall. Dear Sir,   It is with regret that I find myself writing, once again, to complain about the lack of designated parking spaces in the … Continue reading

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