Category Archives: Family

Mothers’ day

Today’s blog will not have great appeal to anyone except my family but I have to write about how lucky I am! I heard from Dan in Afghanistan. Katie sent me a wonderful card, with such a thoughtful message that … Continue reading

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Walk with me – this one’s for you D…

The day is so beautiful we had to go for a walk, though Nellie, now sixteen years old was less enthusiastic than the rest of us. With much barking and excitement we piled out into the sunlit garden. The forsythia … Continue reading

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Twittering all over the place

I must thank L for introducing me to Twitter as it was meant to be used! Gone are the days of following 6 people and being followed by 4 good friends. Since she explained about the way to build up … Continue reading

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Ten Days

What’s ten more days – Six months have already passed. Just ten more spells for ten more days, ten more bargains to be struck, ten more nights to lie awake. What’s ten more days With six long months already passed? … Continue reading

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Don’t You Dare

Don’t you dare feel sorry for me! I can do whatever I like, so you don’t need to feel sorry for me. My life is my own, this whole town is my home, and I take my friends as I … Continue reading

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Minimised

No call today or yesterday in fact nothing for over a week. It’s not that I’m expecting the call – not that I think it’s my right. More that I know, if they’re minimised then some poor soul’s lost their … Continue reading

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Fish Pie is off dear…

The day after…once again I have ‘day after lag’. Yesterday I drove the furthest I have for probably 6 years, to Hailsham and back to celebrate my Mum’s 80th birthday. That I could do this at all is a minor … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry – a triolet

When another soldier dies I always think about their kids, their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives . When another soldier dies what arc of pain from that demise – so many lives that hit the skids when another soldier dies. I … Continue reading

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I wish we could have sung for her…

It was a fitting day for it, sun shining bright and hard in a flinty sky. The bitter wind chilled hands so they could be warmed by ‘why do we only meet at funeral’ handshakes.   Gentle words spoken, memories … Continue reading

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Shaggy dogs and heroes

That a brave young soldier died of the wounds he incurred while working with his dog to find weapons and explosives is more than sad, it is distressing. Only a week or two ago I read  of the work these … Continue reading

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