Category Archives: Childhood Memories

Thoughts Behind A Silhouette

The word ‘silhouette’ is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as: ‘The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.’ This week, we’re asked to post a photograph showing a silhouette for … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading, Ghosts And The Norfolk Broads

Holiday reading.  What beats a book crammed full of twists and turn, thrills and spills to keep us occupied while lazing on the beach or reclining on a deck chair by the side of a pool somewhere hot and Mediterranean?   … Continue reading

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Bite Size Memoir: Mum’s 10 out of 10

What is my 10 out of 10? I ask this question because this is what Lisa has asked of us this week for her Bite Size Memoir challenge. In celebration of her tenth ‘bite’ prompt (somehow I’ve manage eight of … Continue reading

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Bite-Size Memoir: Cycling and Sherlock Holmes

When Lisa set her cycling prompt for this week’s Bite Size Memoir challenge, the first thoughts that came to mind were not so much the riding on but the falling off a bicycle. My first bike was for my seventh … Continue reading

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The Prisoner’s Daughter

Holistic Wayfarer (she of her community-inspiring site ‘A Holistic Journey’) very kindly invited me to take part in her ‘Belonging’ series. This week will see daily posts from other bloggers sharing their story and today I’ve shared some of my … Continue reading

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Bite Size Memoir Number 7: Childhood Illness

Where has the week gone?  I can’t believe that it’s already time again to turn in my entry for Lisa’s Bite Size Memoir challenge, the theme of which this week is ‘Childhood Illness’. As soon as I saw this prompt, … Continue reading

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Bite Size Memoir Number 5: Camping

The biggest challenge for me with Lisa’s ‘Camping’ prompt for this week’s Bite Size Memoir is how to cram in all I could write about it using just 150 words! Still, what I love about these challenges is that they … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story Of A Winning Smile

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘Split-Second Story’ in which Shane asks us to: ‘…capture an image that tells a full story in a single frame.’ We’re asked to put our National Geographic hats on and become a documentary … Continue reading

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Bite Size Memoir Number 4: Sports Day

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely responses to my first bite size memoir post last week, you really encouraged me! So, carrying on, here is my next 150 word memoir written up for Lisa’s ‘Sports Day‘ prompt for … Continue reading

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Bite Size Memoir Number 3: Magic and Fairy Tales

I came across Lisa’s site, Lisa Reiter – Sharing the Story while reading Irene’s recent ‘Bite Size Memoir‘ posts.  I intended to ‘join in’ at the beginning but here we are, week three, although just making it before the deadline … Continue reading

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