Grandad’s story: World War II
Jun17

Grandad’s story: World War II

A few months ago, my mum gave me some writing from my uncle, all about my Grandad – partly my uncle’s own memories and partly family history research. I shared the first part earlier this week and you can also read my own memories of my Granny and Grandad here. This post is all about my Grandad and World War II. I’m not sharing my uncle’s writing word for word, as they are not my words to share, but I will...

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Grandad’s story
Jun15

Grandad’s story

A few months ago, my mum gave me some writing from my uncle, all about my Grandad – partly his own memories and partly family history research. I’ve been meaning to share it on the blog for a while, but then our lives got over-run by lockdown. I’m not sharing it word for word, as they are not my words to share, but I will share the gist of it. My Grandad was the second of four brothers born in a village close to...

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Silent Sunday 14.6.20
Jun14

Silent Sunday 14.6.20

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Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
Jun12

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie Was Here is the third novel by Fredrik Backman and a sort of sequel to his My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises, which I read recently and really loved. Britt-Marie Was Here is another warm, quirky and humorous novel in Fredrik Backman’s unique style. Britt-Marie was one of an ensemble of characters in My Grandmother – the ‘nag bag’ that nobody really liked. In Britt-Marie Was Here she...

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Hitting a running plateau
Jun10

Hitting a running plateau

It stands to reason that, as you get older, fitness and running ability will eventually plateau and then get worse. I think I’m there now. Not that I’ve got a lot to compare with – all the races I had entered this year have been cancelled or postponed so far. I have been a runner for my entire adult life. But in the early days I only ran a couple of miles a day. Right until I had kids, I ran most mornings. When the...

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