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The only child

We may have to two children but I sometimes refer to Emma as an only child. Sometimes that gets me in trouble,  sometimes I get ignored and sometimes I get an utter look of disgust…. 520 more words

Cerebral Palsy

After the Belarusian winter, the Russian one!

After having spent two weeks in Belarus, we arrived to Russia. Our trip started with visiting Saint Petersburg, the second largest city of Russia known for its cultural and architechtural heritage. 155 more words

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Moving On Up

As most of my readers know as well friends I’ve been on a housing waiting list it’s for rent subsidies for people who are on government assistance. 663 more words

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What is your legacy?

One thousand years ago, there was a good woman who played by the rules and was a good mother and wife. She died in childbirth giving birth to her ninth child and was buried in an unmarked grave. 151 more words

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A golden egg?

Patrick picked up a chicken from the souk last week. When he was little, one of his chores on the ranch was to slaughter the chickens, so he wanted Josiah to have a chance to experience it. 162 more words

January Contrasts.........

The Weather Forecasters predicted snow, yellow weather warning are in place, and it may yet arrive… but not as yet.

Instead we have enjoyed a day of contrasts and there is nowhere better than in our local woodlands to enjoy the full range of that contrast.  172 more words


My Madeline

Our friends, Grace and Gian Carlo had a large number of us over for Christmas lunch.  A wonderful multicourse/many hour long affair.  My camera was in one place and I was in another so no shots of all the wonderful food including the home made ravioli.  Sorry.  There were multiple deserts including a cookie plate.  On the cookie plate were what call ‘Springlees’.  … 606 more words

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