Growing old
Feb03

Growing old

I’ve always been comfortable with getting older. I have friends who have lamented it since they were 20 – ‘we’re so old, everyone in the clubs is younger than us… our friends are getting married… our friends are having babies… we’re getting mortgages… we’re getting married… we’re having babies… our kids are starting school, WE’RE SO OLD!’I was ‘that’ friend – the...

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Granny and Grandad
Sep23

Granny and Grandad

My Grandad died seven years ago today. He was a gentleman. A caring man, who loved his sport, loved walking, loved chatting to people. He was a new man half a century before new men were invented who did his bit round the house. Possibly he’s the reason the female line of his family has never been keen to tidy the kitchen! I wasn’t especially close to my Granny and Grandad. My mum and dad were from the generation that...

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