Category Archives: Blogging

The Mystery Of The Missing Laptop And Other Tales From The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends! Thank you so much for your lovely, warm welcome back. It’s great to be blogging again, although I still don’t have my shiny and new, bright and breezy, newly repaired laptop.  Shall I tell you why?  Because … Continue reading

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Happy July 4th: Back To Blogging On Monday

Wishing my dear American family and friends a wonderful July 4th.  I hold dear so many happy family memories of picnics, barbeques, and fireworks, joining in with the celebrations on the Central Coast of California. I never expected to be … Continue reading

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Not Goodbye But Au Revoir

Today, I wish the view from the Summerhouse looked like this: My plan was to post my ‘Bench At The Beach’ (May’s theme) photo on Friday for Jude’s Bench Series that she runs every month. Too late for the cut-off, … Continue reading

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Still Waters – 99 Word Flash Fiction

Without wishing to sound like a broken record, my laptop is playing up.  And yes, I mean my ‘new’ laptop, the one I got back in January to replace my ‘old’, slow, on-its-last-legs one, but which I am now using … Continue reading

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How To Save A Life

What connects us, what keeps us safe and strong and weaves its way along the dark corridors of our conscience when we are alone with our thoughts? When does the caring start, the thinking of others, the wanting to help … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT CHANGES To my (still relevant) DON’T DELAY – BACKUP TODAY! post in October 2014! Because you never know what the day may bring So Stay…

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New Laptop: New Beginning: New Photo Challenge

Is blogging time stretched out differently to ‘normal’ time?  I ask this because I feel as if I’ve been away for weeks even though it’s been, well, several days at least. As some of you know, I have had laptop … Continue reading

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Two Years Blogging And Still Standing

My Sweet Robin came by to say hello today, just as he did on the same day exactly two years ago when I wrote my first blog post. My little, red-breasted, puffed-up muse. I have learnt so much since that … Continue reading

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Put It In The Airing Cupboard And Have A Cup Of Tea

Greetings and the very best Happy New Year wishes to you all! I hope you had a truly wonderful Christmas.  Christmas for us was a lovely affair despite the crazy chaos of the build-up and yes, I was more than … Continue reading

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Make My Day: Bite Size Memoir

What makes your day?  I have to admit, the first time I read Lisa’s prompt for her bite size memoir challenge, the first image that struck me was of my old friend Clint, or should I say Dirty Harry. But … Continue reading

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