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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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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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Milk ………….. Day 31 of 100

I had to have another blood-test today.  This time the doctor wanted a whole arm’s worth …..or that’s how  it seemed; so while the nurse was desperately trying to find a suitable vein in my stubbornly uncooperative arm, we were … Continue reading

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A Photo a Day for 100 Days …….. Day 71

71 of 100 Mondays were, traditionally,  ‘washing day’. Nowadays the washing machine seems to be in use almost everyday.  But there is the difference ….. the term  ‘Washing Machine’ !! Imagine still having to use a  ‘Dolly Tub’ and a ‘mangle’ … 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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Lucy’s Christmas Story

The following was first written and published on my blog at http://tearosesmusings.blogspot.com way back in December 2011.  But I thought it would be fun to re-blog it here. I hope you will forgive my self-indulgence and I also hope that … Continue reading

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