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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.

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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Thank you Iris, for all your help and advice Part 2

In 1994 we moved to a gorgeous little village about a mile or so away from East Malling called Wateringbury. Our new house was partly very old. The two-storey front of the house was built in the nineteenth century but … Continue reading

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THANKS!

I would just like to thank all those new readers and followers from Bangladesh. I can’t imagine what drew you to my blog posts but am happy that you are here! Welcome!😀

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Thank you, Iris, for all your help and advice! Part 1

When we lived in London, we lived mostly in flats. The first was on the sixth floor and the only area outside was a fire escape where the rubbish bins were kept; the second flat was above a shoe shop … Continue reading

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THE STRANGE THINGS WE LEARNED ABOUT ENGLAND – Part Two

Even today in Britain there are lots of houses built before the twentieth century or even later which have either cess pits or septic tanks because, for one reason or another, there are no nearby sewers to carry away the … Continue reading

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HAPPY 2018 TO EVERYONE!

I hope the year brings much needed peace to the world and that you and your families all are happy, keep healthy and are safe. Take care of yourselves and help someone if you see they need it. Let us … Continue reading

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS AND EVERYONE ELSE, TOO

I will be publishing my next post on the 27th of December to give you something non-Christmassy to read. 😄 I hope you all have a really enjoyable and safe time during the holiday. Best wishes to all!

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My Doctor wouldn’t give me HRT, saying, “ I can’t prescribe that for you! What if you had a stroke? You’re American and you’d sue me.”

The title is an absolutely true statement made by the man who was my GP at the time! I was about 48, having the occasional hot flush and night sweat and I realised my child-bearing days were, essentially, at an … Continue reading

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Why we spent a full day in the cupboard and other mysterious tales.

Back in 1956 or ’57, after we had returned to Cincinnati from Reno and parts west, we settled back into our old homestead in McAlpin Ave. We lived in what the British call a ‘bungalow’ and the Americans call a … Continue reading

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