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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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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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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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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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‘Carpe Diem’ or Something …….Day 4 of 100

    Last night there was the most glorious sunset. The clouds seemed to be lit from within with a wonderful opalescence of lustrous, mother-of-pearl shades.  Romantic blush pinks, through to coral; cerise; deep rose red and finally an intense, velvety … Continue reading

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A Dreadful Waste

      Having spent some quality time, recently, with my lovely grandchildren, I was startled by how quickly they are growing up.  The youngest is now a cheerful and delightfully charming 8 years old. …….Which is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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“Start a Blog”, they said …….

  ” Start a blog …..”,  they said. ” It will be fun …”,  they said. And, to be fair, most days it is. However, I have a compulsive personality; I always feel obliged to do any undertaking to the … Continue reading

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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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CHOICES

Our lives are shaped by the choices we make and can be changed on a whim;  the snap of a finger or the blink of an eye. If only we hadn’t driven  ‘that ‘ way home , we would not … Continue reading

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A Photo a Day for 100 Days …….. Day 18

  !8 of 100 There must surely be a television in almost every house-hold in Britain. In fact, I think many homes will have more than one. They are in the sitting-rooms; huge, 40 inch,  flat-screened things, often mounted high … Continue reading

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