Tag Archives: Herne Bay

Sun, Sea, Sand And #holidays

Every holiday from my earliest memory meant a visit to my mother’s mother – my Gran – who lived in a tall Georgian terraced house on the sea front at Herne Bay in North Kent. I could wax lyrical describing … Continue reading

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I’m really quite sophisticated #humour #family #sibling

It’s odd what my mother kept. In one envelope are two letters written in the early 1960s by me and my brother, the Archaeologist.  He is a mere 19 months older than me but it might as well be a … Continue reading

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A rehabilitation of sorts

If you own a property in the UK or have anything to do with property you will know that this stuff is the worst thing you can find close by. Japanese knotweed is the Lucifer of weeds, the Capo Dei … Continue reading

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Sun, sand, sea, sex… three out of four ain’t bad

Irene Waters has another prompt from her Times Past series thus: Prompt No 3. Beach Memories. Did you go for holidays to the seaside? What kind of swimming costume did you wear? What activities did you do? Did you slip slop … Continue reading

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When the grandmothers came to stay (Part Two)

In part one, here, I talked about my father’s mother, Nana. Time to look at her rival, my mother’s mother, my Gran, and the unlikely role she played in extending Nana’s mortal coil. If Nana was passive, old and psychosomatically … Continue reading

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When the grandmothers came to stay (Part One)…

In Laurie Lee’s classic novel about growing up in Gloucestershire soon after the First World War, Cider with Rosie, he includes two characters – Granny Trill and Granny Wallon. These two formidable old women war with each other and do all … Continue reading

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H is for the Bay and the Hill – the Tale of Two Hernes

I had planned a post on Hull, Hell and Halifax, a line from a seventeenth century poem dealing with the desperate position you might find yourself in, in those three places; Halifax especially as the Lord of the Manor could … Continue reading

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