About me

IMG_1496I am a 78 year old American woman who has lived in the UK for over 60 of those years, married to an Englishman with one daughter and one grand-daughter. My family in America (half-siblings, cousins and one uncle) are scattered around the US. I refuse to fly (bad experience on flight to Britain in 1958) so will probably never again see most of them or the natural beauties of the country.

I spend my time enjoying working in the garden, making weird paintings with oils and doing all those things women seem to do around the house – clean, shop, wash, cook – but only when absolutely necessary! Mostly, I potter. I listen to music (all kinds, even pop though I don’t always appreciate it), sometimes I read, mostly mystery/thrillers but I also love Barbara Kingsolver books, especially The Poisonwood Bible  and The Lacuna. I try to read for half an hour every day but don’t always manage it.

I am an avid Tweeter and sometimes find that whole chunks of time have disappeared while I am tweeting (mostly) about American politics. I am writing this at the weirdest time in American political history!

I live in Kent on the very tip of the eastern-most bit with the North Sea about ten minutes’ walk away. There are seven beautiful sandy beaches but I only go to one or two of them occasionally. We recently came back from a holiday in Avignon, France, which was the third time we visited that lovely town. The food was wonderful, the wine was plentiful, the sun was hot….it was great!

My blog posts will be about me, my raging aches and pains, my thoughts on almost any subject…art, science, grammar (I tend to be a grammar nazi!), tv, films, books, politics, my family….on and on. If you enjoy one or other, please let me know and, possibly, pass on my site name to friends!

About Candy

I am 74, was a teacher, then a dealer in antiques and collectables. When I retired to the seaside I started website selling antique and vintage games and wooden jigsaw puzzles. Now, I'm spending my time blogging, gardening and making oil paintings.
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2 Responses to About me

  1. jaquiw says:

    Very interesting Candy, I can’t work out how to follow/get notifications when you post again?


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