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It’s your move, or more likely mine. Week 12

Week 12 in our crusade to secure a house we can call a home, but let’s think about the postiives Continue reading

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What book to choose on World Book Day

A book for World Book Day. There are so many to choose from. Continue reading

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Mothering Sunday or Mothers’ Day; for the mother in all of us

What does Mothering Sunday mean to you? Or perhaps you call it Mothers’ Day? Either way, it’s a day to celebrate but perhaps not in the traditional sense. Continue reading

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When do you stop watering your Christmas tree? I lose the impetus from Boxing Day

I can remember one Christmas in particular from my childhood; I found a very large stuffed Humpty Dumpty in my pillow case (there were none of these giant sized embossed red velveteen sacks you get today) that I instantly adored; and an inflatable … Continue reading

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I was asked to write a poem for Christmas that was read during the Broadwindsor Church carol service

What are you dreaming of this Christmas? I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write; Can there be a more well-known song that fills us with delight And ideas of the perfect Christmas we all want … Continue reading

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A Love Story I was asked to write that had a sad ending…for me at any rate

I was asked to write a poem, a very special poem, from a spurned husband to his wife. He wanted it to be in the form of a love story, describing their first meeting, their marriage, the wonderful life they … Continue reading

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Even the Pearly Gates are not immune to the relentless privatisation offensive…

I’ve often wondered about a phone line to Heaven so that on those days when you are really missing someone when it would be nice just to have a chat with your mum, dad, sister, brother….anyone really, how brilliant it would … Continue reading

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I am sure Leornardo da Vinci would have happily patronised the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Leornardo da Vinci said “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return” and I am pretty sure he would … Continue reading

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Cycle Trail Challenge……proves more than a little challenging

The sun looked like the Earth’s prized Christmas tree bauble taking pride of place in its solitary but very pronounced position hanging half way up in the early morning sky; a sun that colour (burnished copper gold) and that bright just had to mean … Continue reading

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Our summer holiday is generally thought about in February but also generally not booked until June or July

Having gone no further than the south of France a la voiture famille, I decided it was time to catapult our sons into the world of high flying and go a little further afield albeit still in Europe. I also wanted guaranteed … Continue reading

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