Tag Archives: mum

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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Pink Radios and Champagne – the Art of being Cosy #carrotranch

The last prompt from the Carrot Ranch is here December 29, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a cosy story. What is it to be cosy, to experience Danish hygge? It doesn’t need to be culture-specific, … Continue reading

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Dickhead tours – revisted #holidays

A while back I posted about my experiences as a holiday organiser and why it was not a complete success. As we enter the summer holiday season I thought I might return to the subject for those of you who … Continue reading

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Making a spectacle

Van of Van By The River posted a neatly humorous post on the subject of keeping away from mirrors when wearing glasses (and incidentally on the importance of myopic husbands – I think spouses/long term partners are preferred if lacking … Continue reading

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Washed Up

There’s a prompt running over at Irene Walters’ blog that asks for early, first memories. It’s a monthly, aka leisurely, prompt and February looks at Prompt No 2. First memories of wash day. Was it a ritual in your house. Did … Continue reading

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Trafalgar day

I was slowly coming to this morning and some burbling correspondent on the radio said it was Trafalgar Day. This celebrates Nelson’s victory in 1805 at the eponymous battle when there seems to have been a fair bit of man … Continue reading

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Mothered, not Smothered

This was due yesterday, mother’s day here in the UK, but for reasons of incompetence it never happened. Still, one day late is better than not at all…. My mother died in January 2010 after a short series of illnesses.  Her … Continue reading

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