Category Archives: family

A Photo a Day in June ….. June 29th

  Today’s photo is of my beloved great-grandma, Annie Louisa Becker. She died over 45 years ago, at the grand old age of 98 and was, until the very last year or so, always alert and lots of fun.   … Continue reading

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A Photo a Day in June …June 22nd

  I’m afraid I am 4 days behind with my  ‘Photo a Day’ Challenge. This is because I have been away ‘Teenager sitting’. My son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tracey, have been having a weekend break, camping at Oliver’s Mount … Continue reading

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A Photo a Day in June …. June 18th

  HAPPY FATHER’S DAY ………. to my dear old Dad and all the other fathers, whether they are still with us or not.      

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A Photo a Day in June …… June 5th

  Today’s photograph is another old one.  It shows me with my sister Gill in 1951 (approx) I don’t  remember the day it was taken, but apparently it was the day before we left Brighton (where we were both born) … Continue reading

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A Photo a Day in June ……… June 3rd

      I am fortunate to have quite a few old photographs, and this is one of my favourites. ( I’m sure you will forgive me for posting a photo that I didn’t take myself ) It shows me … Continue reading

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A Photo a Day in June …. June 2nd

Today is another sunny day, although rain is forecast later. I fancied something cool at lunchtime and, lo and behold, the strident tone of  ‘Greensleeves’  interrupted the peace of the day …. Yes, THE ICE-CREAM MAN …. in his brightly … Continue reading

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  I did not post a blog last week.   Well it seemed wrong to be re-blogging tales of my idyllic childhood when so many shining youngsters have had their lives cut short by an evil terrorist.  Hopes and dreams … Continue reading

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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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