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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.

CARS – part 2

In around 1980 my lovely little Mini had reached its end. I was teaching full-time in Snodland and needed a car to get to and from school and to ferry ‘Veronica’ and her friends around, so my father, who lived … Continue reading

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Cars

Back when I was fifteen, in 1958, it was the norm for high schools to offer driving lesson to those student aged sixteen. So, we left America and came to the UK where learning to drive was an expensive pastime, … Continue reading

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LOLA, DESTRUCTIVE FORCE!

As you who have read my blog about our new dog, Lola, will know, she is supposed to be a chihuahua crossed with a llasa apso. She is sweet and loyal, she rarely barks, she doesn’t pull me over when … Continue reading

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How to tell if you’re allergic to penicillin…

….perhaps your lips have swollen so that you look like you’ve been to a quack for ‘the pout’! Last Friday night I found a small red and very itchy patch of skin on my left foot just where the fourth … Continue reading

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🎶LOLA, L-O-L-A, LOLA🎶 (WITH THANKS TO THE KINKS!)

After a year and a couple of months, Julian and I decided it was time to visit the Dogs Trust just outside Canterbury. I’ve been finding myself becoming breathless just walking to the corner of our road (through lack of … Continue reading

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Mysterious goings-on

In the past month or so I have had 30 new followers on this blog, all of whom have outlook.com email addresses and almost all of whom have appeared and disappeared within a few hours, most without ever having read … Continue reading

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Bedroom Windows

I’ve had many bedrooms in my life. Our mother moved us quite a few times while we lived in America, then we moved to London where I had six different bedrooms, then to West Malling where I met my husband … Continue reading

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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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