Category Archives: Memories

Flight of the Fairies

Do you believe in Fairies? At the moment they’re everywhere, twisting and turning in the breeze, thousands of them.   I always called them fairies, and would handle them gently as if they were made of the finest glass. As … Continue reading

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Family Picnic: a reblog

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
My previous post was in response to Charli’s challenge this week and I was limited to 99 words. I thought I’d do a more in-depth post about our family picnics as they were so much fun,…

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Grassy memories

The council guys have been in our road cutting the grass today.  One had a sit on mower and was content to cut the pavement before he realised what the grinding noise was, and two had strimmers merrily strimming around … Continue reading

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Although I’d write to Mum once or twice a week, towards the end of her life I knew I wouldn’t get a reply. Several times when we visited she would be reading one of my letters, and regardless of the … Continue reading

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For the Dads

It’s Father’s Day today and we shall be lighting a candle for our Dads as we do every year. Rather than reblog a previous post, I’d like to share something personal from the Dads. My FIL was an artist of … Continue reading

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On this Father’s Day: a reblog

Originally posted on pensitivity101:
It’s been a funny sort of day today, starting off with glorious sunshine and now we have a spattering of rain. Earlier we did a little bit of shopping and tried to get into the Abbey…

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Childhood Memory

I saw a CCTV clip yesterday where a male pushed an elderly woman in Manhattan (she was apparently 92) causing her to fall and hit her head on a fire hydrant. This was totally unprovoked, cruel, vindictive and spiteful, and … Continue reading

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Elderflowers and wine

You may remember these pictures from last year Well the tree is in flower now and everything is white. Sadly my phone took lousy pictures My Dad made wine. It was lovely stuff, and in later years more like rocket … Continue reading

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Surprise visitor in our road

We have a couple of black cats roaming the streets and I’ve mentioned before that it’s not unusual to see foxes running up and down our road. I’ve also said that we have seen badgers here too. The ducks were … Continue reading

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Boring Sandwiches

In 1970, I took a packed lunch to school after the dinner served was egg yolks, mashed potatoes and salad, with dessert being whisked egg whites dotted with chopped glace cherries. We weren’t rich, but didn’t qualify for free school … Continue reading

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