Category Archives: families

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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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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My Christmas Message

        I wanted to share my thoughts about this time of year and so I revisited my posts from past years, for some inspiration and found this. It was originally posted on my old blog “Tilting at … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Christmas Stories

  Way back in December 2011, I wrote a couple of Christmas stories for my dear friend Lucy. I reblog them here, along with the story behind them, in the hope that you will enjoy them.  Okay, they are silly … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Natasha

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY NATASHA   Today my gorgeous granddaughter, Natasha, is 17 years old …… SEVENTEEN ……. gosh ! We all always say, ” I can’t believe how the time has flown.  Where did the years go ?“ But really … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 5 …. Five Generations

  Perhaps I am cheating a little today. This is not a recent photo ….it was taken in 1969 …. and I didn’t take it because I’m in it. But it is a unique picture that is very close to … Continue reading

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Seven Days of Random Photos …. Day 4 …. Hanging on the Telephone

  This is a photo of my dear old Dad. The photo was taken last week, when I was spending a couple of days with him and we went out for lunch. He is 95 and lives in a bungalow … Continue reading

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Scones …… Day 20 of 100

Today I decided to do some baking.  I don’t bake often nowadays, because my children and grandchildren all live too far away to pop in for cakes and biscuits ….and OH and I try not to eat too many sweet … Continue reading

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MUM ………. Day 19 of 100

MUM …. 7th JAN 1927 – 27th APRIL 2014            

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