The car saga continues
Jul09

The car saga continues

Regular readers may remember that I spent about a month without my car in January this year. It’s a VERY long story, but the ‘highlights’ go something like this: 21st November – son gets hit in a ‘no fault’ accident. Driver admits liability at the scene. Damage looks minimal 7th January – Mini goes into garage for repair, damage turns out to be a lot more extensive than I’d first...

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Project 365: Week 52
Jan01

Project 365: Week 52

So here we are – the last week (and a bit) of 2014. I didn’t think I would manage it, but I have posted a photo every day of the year (apart from one day in April when my phone was playing up). They haven’t been the most beautiful photos ever, but they have been a snapshot of our lives – as we moved house and did it up, went on holidays, watched the seasons changing, got some guinea pigs and did a lot of...

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Cul-de-sac
Nov06

Cul-de-sac

I live in a bungalow in a cul-de-sac. Yes, a BUNGALOW in a CUL-DE-SAC.’But wait a minute!’ I hear you cry, ‘Aren’t bungalows and cul-de-sacs for OLD PEOPLE?’Well, yes, now you mention it, they are.My daughter is the youngest person in the cul-de-sac. She is the one and only baby ever to have been in the cul-de-sac. OK, she was born in hospital, but she was born while her family lived in the cul-de-sac. I...

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Meals on wheels
Dec27

Meals on wheels

A few years ago, we invited my elderly neighbour for Christmas dinner. By the following year, she had lost some mobility and struggled to make it out of the house and up our step. So we took her dinner round for her. And she loved it.Every year, whether Christmas dinner is at our house or my mum’s, I walk round with a tray with a full Christmas dinner, complete with gravy, cranberry sauce and a tiny bottle of wine, for her. She...

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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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