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Ten Pound Poms! Blog No19-2018

“This is so like my story,” I exclaimed to Yvette as I started to read the non-fiction children’s book she had handed me. “Maybe, she’s been reading my book?” I grinned! Book week was on the agenda at school and … Continue reading

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Recycling! Blog 18 – 2018

“What’s the Peoples friend?” Jenny questioned a couple of weeks ago. “They are the magazines I have in my car for you,” responded Ann. I interjected. “They’re the magazines which Bronwyn buys and passes on to me to read. I … Continue reading

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The world of the generous…..Blog 17-2018

“I can’t believe I was being so grumpy.” I remarked to Doug. “That’s not like me! Is it?” I questioned as an afterthought. This conversation took place because I had been canvassed to give a donation to a charity and … Continue reading

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Is the Pope Catholic? Blog 16 – 2018

“They are letting too many ‘Protties’ into the school!” the elderly lady confided. I smiled and made some remark like “Do you think so?” It was the late seventies and we were attending a function at St Paul’s, a small, … Continue reading

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Where is your Durham Cathedral? Blog 15-2018

“I just love this place,” he reflected, as his eyes scanned the space and seemed to drink in the atmosphere. This was Martin Shaw musing in one of the final episodes of Inspector George Gently. The place he was talking … Continue reading

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‘Mixed Messages’ Blog 14 – 2018

The Card read ‘My Grandma is a star because she is a follower of God the most high and she is the best.’ I am sure many other Grandmas’ received such precious handwritten cards around mother’s day. The reason I mention … Continue reading

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‘Mothering Sunday’ Blog 13 – 2018

“The problem was, I loved Malt but only my brother was issued with it because he was quite sickly.” I shared this information with a friend at the supermarket as Doug and I purchased a tin of malt. “After the … Continue reading

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‘The Big Picture’ Blog 12 -2018

“So you haven’t heard of St Felix of Nola?” I asked Doug after reading him a quote attributed to the saint. “No, but I have heard of Robert the Bruce!” He responded with a grin. For a moment I was … Continue reading

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Never too Old! Blog 11 – 2018

“I remember you reading the Little House on the Prairie books to us back in the late 70’s.” Anita recalled. “It was probably about 1978-79.”  “Each night we would sit around the table and listen to a chapter before we … Continue reading

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Hot dogs and Donuts Blog 10 – 2018

“Hello son.” Anita greeted Nathaniel as she walked through the door.  “Did you bring home the hot dogs?” He asked. “No!” She replied, looking questioningly at him. “Did you ask me to?” “Yes!” He was grinning now. “Just as you … Continue reading

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