Tag Archives: Family Memoirs

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge Day Three: School Symbol

When I left California in 2003, I couldn’t have known that it would be a decade before I would return. It was bittersweet to say the least, walking down memory lane two years ago with my dear friend, revisiting places … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge Day One: Hot Stuff

Delighted to accept the Five Photos, Five Stories challenge when invited first by Irene and then by Norah, I’m looking forward to at long last joining in. The challenge as follows: ‘Post a photo each day for five consecutive days … 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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London Calling: The Kinks, A Sunny Afternoon And A Newborn Princess

On Saturday, I walked almost 17,000 steps for a total of 161 minutes, covering 12.06 km and burned 644 calories.  How do I know all this?  Because I have a handy-dandy ‘S Health’ Smartphone App that told me so.  Welcome … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love: Day 4 Black And White Photo Challenge

This Sunday in the UK, families everywhere will be honouring Mum on what we call Mothering Sunday.  When I lived in America, I lost track of when this special day occurred, since Mother’s Day, as it is called there, is … Continue reading

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My Workspace Blog Hop: Secrets Of The Summerhouse Revealed

Well, I’m no celebrity, but I’m out of the Jungle and have returned, in one piece (I think), to my Summerhouse.  At last I can begin to catch up on all those long-overdue blog posts! Many moons ago, lovely and … Continue reading

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A Blue Coat For Christmas: Gone, But Not Forgotten

One Christmas morning while staying with my dad and his new wife, I couldn’t believe my eyes as I tore open the wrapping paper. There it was, my heart’s desire, the most wonderful gift I could ever have hoped for … Continue reading

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A Merciful Interview: Bite Size Memoir

Money is on my mind. Not so much because Christmas is fast approaching, but because of my disgust at the way the media whipped us up into a frenzy of Black Friday shopping last week.  Watching the news that night, … Continue reading

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A Day Of Thanksgiving

Where has the year gone?  Didn’t I just write about my Thanksgiving memories, an American holiday that I embraced in my adopted home for almost twenty years? Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday here in the UK, but for my family, this … Continue reading

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In The Joy And Memorial For A Friend

I tried, but I cannot write another thing until this man who meant so much to me is heard:  a man called John who has left this earth for a better place but who gave my heart a safe place … Continue reading

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