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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.

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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Oh, no! Not awake again! The awfulness of insomnia!

In the year 2000 I started suffering from insomnia. I was 57, healthy and a bit overweight. I would work all day, or go to an auction some miles away, or go to London to look after my (then very … Continue reading

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What Judy Wrote About Fear

I went and took Judy’s writings out of the cupboard they’ve been sitting in for I don’t know how long. The sheet on the top of the pile is called FEAR. Here it is, including (sorry but I thought it’s … Continue reading

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The Mystery Of The Missing Blog Post

Yesterday I had a great deal of trouble trying to publish the post entitled, Nov 3rd, Judy’s Real Birthday and, eventually had to delete it and re-publish it. (It has appeared now with its spacing almost correct and with all its … Continue reading

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An apology

I finished my post called ‘Judy’s Real Birthday’ this afternoon. When I published it the first time, for some reason a large chunk toward the end was missing. I spent long minutes fixing it when I found out, saved the … Continue reading

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Nov. 3, Judy’s Real Birthday

On the third of November, 1944, Judith Bridget, my sister was born. She was a beautiful baby with gorgeous auburn curls and translucent skin. I was eighteen months old and quite pleased to have a new baby sister. When I … Continue reading

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Market Cross Cottage – Another update!

In the post about Market Cross Cottage and the ghost, I mentioned that I had come to the conclusion that the cottage, together with the restaurant which is part of the same  building, was the inn for visiting monks and … Continue reading

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Market Cross Cottage – update

I was looking through some old photos today and I found a photo of one of the faces of the market cross. I’ll have to change my story slightly because I had forgotten that one could see two faces in … Continue reading

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The Market Cross Ghost – true story! Or living in a cottage built in 1452

I mentioned that Patty bought an old cottage in West Malling High Street in one of my previous blogs. The house, which she found for sale in either Exchange & Mart or maybe Daltons Weekly, was described as a Victorian … Continue reading

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