Tag Archives: Suffolk

Memoirs Of A Bicycle: Times Past

Driving to Gatwick Airport recently, road signs to long-ago places from my childhood like Horley, Reigate and Brighton, zoom by.  But one town called Purley brings back just one clear memory.  Not of the town itself; in fact, I have … Continue reading

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Pirate Treasure

When I was sixteen, I had a boyfriend with green eyes, a mischievous smile and a Triumph motorbike that leaked oil.  On Friday nights he rode his bike through fog and rain and bitter cold along the stretch between Ipswich … Continue reading

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Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge Day Four: German Shepherds And Guy The Gorilla

One day when I was little, I remember walking with my mother across the road to the mushroom farm to buy goat’s milk for our Siamese cats. This was nothing new,  but on this particular day two huge dogs appeared … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Americana and a Happy Halloween

The first time I set eyes on a pumpkin patch in California, I was utterly mesmerised.  This was my idea of true ‘Americana’. For me, growing up in England, pumpkins belonged to fairy tales and I had certainly never carved … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

There is a certain curve of a well-traveled road that even now occasionally fills my dreams.  I have no idea why and sometimes years go by when I do not dream about it, but when I do it brings me … Continue reading

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The Cry of the Vixen Fox and a Homemade Halloween

Last week, Hubby and I took Aspie Daughter to the local joke shop to visit the Halloween display there.  It is gruesome, bloody and foul and my daughter loves it.  She bought a few wonderful items such as a skeletal, … Continue reading

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Listen to Your October

There’s a stillness in the air, hanging lightly like a whisper, as it sits on the fence between late afternoon and early evening.  The last vestiges of a warm, October day give way to the cool of an autumn evening, … Continue reading

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It’s September and Something’s In The Air

It’s September and something is in the air.  Something has shifted.  A barely discernible change of heart.  Something empowering from a few written words, edged with a hint of regret, yet remaining still and strong.   Opinions, debate, points taken, pause … Continue reading

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