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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.

PROSECCO + AMITRIPTYLINE = INSOMNIA!

A local restaurant sent me a voucher for a bottle of Prosecco because it was my birthday. Well, of course, we took advantage of it. Julian had to go to a meeting on the actual day so we went last … Continue reading

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3/4s of a century — That’s a fair old time!

One of my weird paintings! There are another three at the end of the post. Here I sit, pleased to have made it to seventy-five but really wishing I was somewhat younger. At seventy-five (and, to be honest, also at … Continue reading

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YOU’RE GOING TO THINK I’M CRAZY….AND MAYBE I AM!

Those of you who have read my post about the Market Cross ghost know that I am not worried by ghosts at all, never having seen or been bothered by one, except for those two times when there were objects … Continue reading

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PAM AYRES WAS RIGHT!

Back in the seventies, Pam Ayres wrote a ditty about her teeth and how she wished that she had looked after them properly. That little ‘poem’ struck a chord with many, many people, I imagine, and I was definitely one … Continue reading

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Somehow, I deleted my post.

In order for people who have not signed up to receive this (Oh, I’m so envious..), I’ve had to put it online again. Apologies to you if you’ve already received it!

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Oh, I’m so envious of my husband! He has a wife….

Julian puts the rubbish out, if I ask him to. I doubt if he knows when the bin-men are due and I’m sure he doesn’t know whether it’s general-rubbish-week or re-cycling-week. Once a year he goes on-line and does my … Continue reading

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Really quick update!

Julian read a few sentences. He says he wishes that I had discussed this with him first as he is willing to do more if I just ask him to. He doesn’t see “mess” – and I know that – … Continue reading

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WHAT A MESS!

When I was a kid in America, we occasionally had ‘art lessons’ which consisted of being given a piece of paper and told to draw whatever. We had pictures to colour-in and were encouraged to ‘decorate’ round the edges of … Continue reading

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U3A – UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE

My latest post – University, At Last is about my continuing education, even through my 70’s. Go to http://www.whitehairedwoman.com

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UNIVERSITY, AT LAST!

When I was young and still at school my greatest desire and ambition was to be a teacher. At the time, in the UK, one had to go to a Teacher Training College where one studied loads of educational subjects … Continue reading

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