Tag Archives: Family

Home again

As you may have guessed we have been away doing a tour again – visiting Son #2 and having a trip round the Moray Coast. It is not called the Sunshine Coast for nothing.  Had a brilliant time apart from … Continue reading

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Showering Blues

Son #3 is here for Christmas. Because of reasons which will be disclosed and duly ranted about, he doesn’t have a shower at home at the moment. So we have decreed that he needs 3 showers before he is spick … Continue reading

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All Souls

All Souls day, as my Episcopalian friends tell me, is celebrated today.  The souls of those who have died are remembered. Being a lifelong Presbyterian I used to be wary of praying for the deceased – it seemed somehow to … Continue reading

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News and rss terror

The big news today is that we are Great Grandparents to baby Matthew, who was born this morning weighing in at 8lbs 11.5 ounces. Can I really be mother to a son who is now a grandfather? It seems rather … Continue reading

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The French Gardener

The French Gardener was a happy find for me on the crowded shelves of the monthly Library Van. The blurb on the front says: Anyone who likes Joanne Harris or Mary Wesley will love Montefiore’s atmospheric romance.  I couldn’t have … Continue reading

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Forever Friends – Memories

Herein lies a story…….. how long have you got? These last couple of weeks have been a bit fraught – all to do with Son #3 and yet another removal.  So sitting quietly on a Sunday afternoon it was lovely … Continue reading

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Extra Christmas

This is a Christmas shaggy dog story. And a story about extra Christmases. Last weekend we went to visit Son #4 and the two littlest grandchildren. It was just supposed to be an exchange of presents to go under the … Continue reading

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Canadian Cousins

One of the highlights of the past few days has been the visit of my Canadian Cousins. Unfortunately, they missed summer, but at least they came prior to the present period of downpours, cold and wind.  I’m the little plump … Continue reading

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Summer

Last week I was shivering in fleecy top, anorak and warm trousers; this week it has been a chance to dig out light trousers and tops. The temperature in the front garden today has been 30C  As you can see, … Continue reading

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Oogy yes Oogy

It’s not that I spend my whole days reading, though I do love to read, it’s that I actually got to a real live bookshop this week. Now I am one of those people who just cannot leave such a … Continue reading

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