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A Te(a)rrible Prank

Hello Readers,

Now, today, I will be telling a completely true story. The events that follow, however malicious and frightening, not to mention unbelievable, did indeed happen to me… 392 more words

Ordinary Happenings

Our knitted patchwork blanket

When Stephen and I married in 1991, we each brought to the marriage a stash (a dowry, so to speak) of  children, books and knitted swatches. 1,706 more words

Our Seaview Home

Photograph Showcase: Blanche as a Young Girl

This lovely photo is my great grandmother Blanche Octavia Huband.  It comes from an album page created by her daughter, my grandmother, Mary Margaret Ellis.  Blanche looks like such an interesting little girl – confident but a touch reserved.  88 more words



My Special Dedication

I am very open to talk about my childhood, albeit it’s not a pleasant one. I could write a Mother’s Day post praising my Mum for all the things in the world (and you must have read about a hundred of those by now) but this is not… 1,095 more words


Sixty Six

My dad is sixty six years old today.

At this age, I like to think many people are winding down their careers and getting ready to have some well deserved rest and some fun retirement adventures! 356 more words

All About Me

Fujian Hakka Tulou

Spread out in Yongding county in a mountainous region of Fujian province lie several hundred unique structures built by the Hakka.  The Hakka Earth houses are in rugged terrain in hard to access areas of China.   1,310 more words

My Son