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Green Gables House

This is a lovely article for fans of Ann of Green Gables. The photos will spark your imagination. It did mine. Many of you know that Anne of Green Gables is my favourite children’s book. The opportunity to see the house in Prince Edward Island that inspired …Green Gables House

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Birthdays of the Past

I recently wrote about Uncle Alan as I remembered the life he lived. Remembering A Life Lived Today, July 20th, is my maternal grandmother’s birthday. Nana was born in 1904. Although I remember her fondly, it’s something else that comes to mind when I think of her. Alzheimers. Research conducted shows that, in 2019, there… Continue reading Birthdays of the Past

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Remembering a Life Lived

I have always had an uncanny memory for birthdays. I don’t know why I retain the information, I just do. I awoke this morning and saw it was July the 14th. Uncle Alan’s birthday. He passed away more than twenty years ago. When I first joined my husband’s family, it was here I met his… Continue reading Remembering a Life Lived

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National Father in Law Day

My father in law passed away early 1983. I’d known him for five years. We had a great relationship. He was the biggest kidder going and I was young and naive. In their caravan, they had a dried star fish and he told me it was in suspended animation and if put back into water,… Continue reading National Father in Law Day

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About a Book – Paradise Road, a Memoir by Marilyn Kriete

Introducing Marilyn Kriete WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? My life! I knew I had a story worth telling, full of twists, turns, colourful characters and places, and an inspirational journey. Give a quote from the books, one that says little but speaks volumes.  I learn, too late, that there are… Continue reading About a Book – Paradise Road, a Memoir by Marilyn Kriete

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February is Birthday Month – almost everyday!

I am not very good at remembering what I had for dinner last week and I am utterly hopeless at maths and sometimes forget a name.The one thing I don't forget is birthdays and anniversaries. When I was in my late teens I bought a small birthday book and thought how good it would be… Continue reading February is Birthday Month – almost everyday!

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Adorable Babies

In 1966 my mother gave me a little sister. She had huge eyes and dark curly hair. I adored her. I was eight, and even practised shouting her name around the house before Mum brought her home from the hospital. She was cute and beautiful. Nana would knit her little outfits. I was truly blessed.… Continue reading Adorable Babies

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Drawing Faces

I loved this photo of my daughter when she posted it on Instagram. It took around twenty minutes to do this while I was watching television. It probably would have been shorter except I got distracted by a programme called Ambulance, where they answered 999 calls. It was fascinating and sad. I could have taken… Continue reading Drawing Faces

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Pencil Drawings

Since January, I have been teaching myself to draw. I did a lot of copying from books, YouTube and often outside, houses, trees, cars, etc. What I really wanted to do was learn to sketch people. I’ve seen artists with a flexible pencil that flies across the page and within a short space of time,… Continue reading Pencil Drawings