Category Archives: family

It’s Just A Phrase He’s Going To…

My dad liked a couplet, a rhyme, a well-chosen pun and, especially a limerick. History doesn’t relate how he turned this love and not a little skill into a compelling hobby and a successful enterprise, but maybe a little like … Continue reading

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Scottish Surprise

As children grow up, in theory they become more independent, more able and inclined to their own minds and opinions, more likely to go their own ways… until, that is, there’s the chance that muggins agrees to pay for a … Continue reading

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Wedding Daze

This year’s Bloggers Bash takes place on 19th May. Some people have noted there is a Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final that day, but it also has another claim to fame and one of which attendees need to … Continue reading

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Wrinkles and the art of aging

When my mother had her cataracts done the one downside was the realisation her skin was no longer smooth – more bark than balm, as she thought it. Not that she really minded. She just wished she’d realised. I found … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Spring Romance

On the 23rd March 1952 my parents married in Twickenham. It had taken them eight years from their first date to reach that point. But their meeting has always struck me as the most romantic thing about them and as … Continue reading

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Of Marriage, Making decisions and Marginal Gains

This year’s Bloggers Bash takes place on 19th May. Some people have noted there is a Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final that day, but it also has another claim to fame and one of which attendees need to … Continue reading

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Apprenticed To My Mother #amwriting #cover

As regular readers will know I penned a few stories about my mother which I decided to turn into a memoir – though some will say parts, especially the dialogue are more based on a true story, given no one … Continue reading

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