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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

Inspirational, Non-fiction, People, Places

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!

Non-fiction, People

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

People

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

People

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

Articles, History, People

National Grandparent’s Day

When I was a child, I saw a lot of my grandparents. My grandpa, on my Dad’s side, passed away when I was just seven. For the rest of my childhood and teenage years I had my Grandma, and my Nana and Papa. The latter lived in Oswestry, a small market town on the edge… Continue reading National Grandparent’s Day

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A Good Man, Really!

My husband is a good sort and does his best to do the right thing.  We went away for the weekend and I stayed on an extra few days. I gave him a bag of washing to take home, not expecting him to wash it.Arriving back, I noticed the radiators were full of washing, even… Continue reading A Good Man, Really!