Category Archives: family

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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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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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 6 …. 18 !

  Today is my eldest granddaughter’s birthday …….. My gorgeous CAITLIN  is 18 today ….gosh, how did that happen ?  It doesn’t seem that long since she was a new-born, babe-in-arms ! A few years ago she was a cheeky, … 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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Piper Alpha …….. Another Year Passes

  Wednesday the 6th of July is a significant date in our family.  It is the anniversary of the Piper Alpha Disaster. Many of you already know about my family’s experience of this tragic event and so you may wish … Continue reading

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