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OLD FRIENDS

Lots of you readers will have friends that you’ve known all your life. If you are still in the same country you were born in, if you live in the same area, if you went to the same primary school … Continue reading

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FOOD, GOOD AND BAD MEMORIES (thanks Alan and Val!)

When I was a youngster in America, we weren’t particularly well-off. I don’t remember much of the food my mother cooked for us though she must have had a range of items. She wasn’t a stay-at-home mum as she was … Continue reading

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HELP! What is lurking in my lawn?

At the beginning of November 2005 we brought Rosie home with us from The Dogs Trust. (See earlier post for more on Rosie). We used to go out into our enclosed back garden which had a big lawn and play … Continue reading

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Friday the thirteenth (and Thursday the twelfth!)

Last week there were two important things happening. The most important (in a personal way) was my sister’s MA show at Camberwell Art College. Wait, you say, what? You are seventy five and your sister is just doing an MA? … Continue reading

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A short break, folks!

I’m having a rest from writing – mostly because I can’t think of what to write about. I suppose it’s “blog writer’s block! I hope the summer where you are is treating you well. ❤️

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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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