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Chapter V: If not duffers won't drown

“…the mate and the able-seaman did some washing up… The captain and the boy took the telescope and found a high place… ‘Supposing Susan and Titty were here alone, while you and I had gone fishing… we should know something was the matter, and come back to help.'” 347 more words

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A shove in the right direction

It was only a gentle shove but my mother’s hand in the small of my back was enough to get my five-year-old legs tottering down the path to the door of Blackham School before I could have second thoughts and beg to be excused from entering this strange new world. 1,500 more words

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2016 - A Bumper year for Film & TV

A new book titled ‘An A-Z: Cumbria & the Lake District on Film’ is due to be published by Hayloft Publishing Ltd in 2016 – please keep checking this website for updates.

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Please forgive me, I know I am late on board with the New Year-esqe blog post, but I have my excuses!  

Excuses: the inevitable words we have to find when we are behind or forsaking the resolutions we so proudly commit to at the beginning of the year. 589 more words


Chapter IV: There were apples all round

One effect of the multiple layers of reality, the children’s investment in their fictional world, is that it makes these descriptions of eggs and oars and hand-sewn tents seem so realistic by comparison. 430 more words

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Chapter III: As good a native as anyone could wish

Our parenting policy in relation to Father Christmas has always been one of “don’t ask, don’t tell”. 282 more words

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Chapter II: Roger to get in the way

I’ve had writer’s block this week. I think it’s mostly because I was trying to avoid gushing, which obviously didn’t work. Also, I have readers! Thank you so much! 421 more words

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