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This is the aforementioned picture of baby Margaret and I at the very first “Sue’s party” in 1999. An oldie but goodie! She was 2 weeks old.

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Baby's Day Out

Each Friday, my Mum looks after my niece, Eryn, as one of the forms of childcare my sister has facilitated on her return to work (She also sees her ‘other Nan’ and stays one day a week with a childminder, while my sister has changed her 5 day week to a 4 day week). 303 more words


The Mount

Twenty years before I was born, in the time that followed the end of WWII, in a small town near the Hampshire/Dorset border, a mother of four children suffered a nervous breakdown.   1,275 more words


Dead Head

The Hydrangea on the terrace got the ‘Dead Heading’ of a lifetime today. No I’m not a gardener, but as John mows the lawn, the trade off is that ‘I maintain the terrace’. 478 more words

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“As bifas gostam”

It is said that opposites attract and this was certainly the case when my daughter fell head over heels in love, at the tender age of three. 311 more words

Brit In Lisbon

Thrilled to actually have a Saturday at home for a change - with nothing planned

The only thing I need to worry about is getting H2 up to Mayfield to meet up with her boyfriend.  Should I let her drive? Probably.  512 more words

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