Category Archives: Family

Facebook Novice

After a lot of thought and advice I finally decided to join Facebook. To be honest, it was when my cousin in Australia joined and we realised we could post family photographs. Initially the friend who helps me with this … Continue reading

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Review catch up May 2016

Weeks have passed, visits made, eye zapped, cataract operation,  sprained ankle and many books listened to but no blog produced. As a result I am making this a review catch up. Books on audio (in no particular order) Elizabeth and … Continue reading

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Birthday

    “Ten ways to celebrate the last birthday of my 8th decade 1.  Tidy the garden (with a lot of help).  Be glad that the bluebells, aquilegia, wallflowers, forget-me-nots and peonies had consulted and decided to bloom in concert. 2.  … Continue reading

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Button box

“At the top of the garden, the camelia is covered in pink flowers, bright enough for me to see.  Purple wild crocuses have spread into the lawn and snowdrops brighten the ground under the hedge.  Catkins hang from the hazel … Continue reading

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Amazon-free Christmas 2014

Family emails, texts and phone calls were exchanged early this month.  Some members are spending the Christmas holiday in Australia and the time they are away also involves two birthdays.  Presents must be bought, wrapped and given by the end of … Continue reading

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World War I, 100 Years On 1914-2014

Transcribed below  (all spelling and punctuation is as written) is one of three mudstained letters in my possession, written on small sheets of  cheap paper in fading pencil.  Billy Brown was my grandmother Lizzie’s brother, my great uncle.  Willie, referred … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

Is nostalgia good for you? My 78th birthday is just a month away. It’s the school holidays and my granddaughter is staying with me. At nearly 11 she is full of questions and I can’t resist reminiscing. I like to … Continue reading

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