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A pussycat who persists & Manglehorn's Fanny

Ian last month

Dear friends and readers,

I want to record a theft that I witnessed and put a stop to last week and, having seen it, I was on the alert for to stop again. 1,947 more words


For the Week of June 28, 2015: Hair--Having It and Losing It

Preface:  Three weeks ago, my six-year-old grandson gave his sister, age 4, a haircut, “artfully” executed with his Sesame Street scissors.  My daughter was sleeping a little later than usual on a Sunday morning, and as far as she knew, her dynamic duo were playing quietly together.  1,183 more words

Expressive Writing

Not the best start

It’s safe to say that the beginning to my summer adventure did not go smoothly.

My bus to Heathrow was set to leave at 5:30, meaning that it would be far easier to stay at Geraint and Ashley’s rather than force my mum to drive me into Cardiff in the dead of night. 1,035 more words

The Week in Books - 22nd June

In case anyone hasn’t realised, it is actually mid-summer. Yet as I write the rain is coming down like it’s winter.

I’m longing for some summer sunshine so I can read in the garden. 221 more words

Liz Champion

For the Week of June 21, 2015: Remembering Our Fathers

This morning, as my husband read the humorous Father’s Day cards I bought for him, he laughed, but joked that the sentiments of Father’s Day cards don’t seem to carry the emotional impact of those for Mother’s Day.  888 more words

Expressive Writing

For Father's Day

My father, I thought at first 1944, when he was age 23 (but it may be him at age 17 in 1938). My grandmother named him Vladimir Stanislaus, but the nurses wrote down William John. 186 more words


Roll on the new financial year.

It’s the end of the financial year and that makes me a little sad. The sadness isn’t due to tax time (although I imagine that makes many other people sad) but instead it’s because I had one goal this last financial year and I just didn’t get there. 227 more words