Tag 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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    “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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300 Charing Cross Road

Good Friday, Bank holiday so Virgin trains aren’t running to Euston. With some misgivings I headed for the old Moor Street Station and the slow train to London. The station concourse was heaving with people but I asked for help … 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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Christmas 2013

So often, Christmas passes in a blur of presents, good food, good drink and good company. This year was no different in most respects except that we celebrated Christmas at my house for the first time since I developed WMD. … Continue reading

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