Best laid plans
Dec26

Best laid plans

I enjoy reading and hearing about other people’s Christmas traditions. We don’t have any. Or at least I thought we didn’t, until a massive spanner was put in the Christmas works due to illness, and I realised we actually have quite a few. Every year we go on the Santa train – a steam train to see Father Christmas. We’ve done it every Christmas since my eldest was 18 months. I thought last year would be...

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Christmas past
Dec24

Christmas past

As a Christmas Eve treat, I am sharing my lovely 93 year old neighbour’s memories of Christmas before the war. This article was first printed in our village magazine and I loved it – it is so different from the Christmas we know now. I am posting it here with my neighbour’s permission. She used less punctuation than I would usually, but I’ve left it exactly as it was written! My childhood was spent in Nuneaton,...

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Silent Sunday 23.12.12
Dec23

Silent Sunday 23.12.12

 

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I carried a watermelon*
Dec22

I carried a watermelon*

Like most people, I have two sides. To many people I am quiet, serious, sensible and calm. But to people who know me well, and people who read my blog, I am almost the exact opposite. I am the person who says inappropriate things. Loudly. To the wrong people. I make jokes, I swear like a trooper. I eat too much chocolate. I’m clumsy and I drop things. For three years now I’ve been a school governor. During that time I...

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Saturday is cycling caption day!
Dec21

Saturday is cycling caption day!

As ever, I stumbled across this picture of my three little ones, (back in the day when they really were three little ones, not nearly as big as their mummy) when I was looking for another picture. It was taken in Padstow, our very favourite place, on the Camel Trail. It looks like a suitably not-very-warm kind of holiday day, as our holidays usually are. It was taken in 2007. Flood year. So, go on, can you caption...

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