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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My university days
Oct16

My university days

I saw a post on Instagram recently by my friend Helen aka Actually Mummy about university and it struck a huge chord. University days are the best days of your life, right? Not for me they weren’t. I didn’t know much about university. None of my family went there. Most of what I knew came from a friend whose parents had both gone there and met their friends for life there. My friend knew for certain that she would meet her...

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Spice Up Your Life (Spice World tour)
Jun06

Spice Up Your Life (Spice World tour)

I was lucky enough to go and see Spice Girls on their Spice World tour in Coventry this week. I loved the Spice Girls back in the day and saw both of their tours back in the 90s – one with Geri and one without. I would have been gutted to miss out on this one. Luckily my old friend from work and her daughters managed to get tickets for us. It sounds cheesy, but the Spice Girls got me though probably the toughest time of my life....

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Times change
Feb23

Times change

I’ve been looking back on the early days of my blog and two things have struck me. First, that my writing wasn’t as cringey as I thought it would be. But mainly that times really do change. It seems silly, but I hadn’t realised how much things had changed in the five and a half years I’d been blogging. When I started out, I thought I had big kids, but the reality is, I had little kids. My eldest had just turned...

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