Category Archives: Memories

The wounded heart of Paris

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Tell me a story!

You don’t have to be a writer… you can be an editor, artist, musician, traveller or poet… just be you. That is always enough and means there are always stories to share. Why not share them here and reach new … Continue reading

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Memories of the written word

There is a certain irony in the fact that I became aware of the Unesco Memory of the World Programme whilst researching the most ancient artefacts. Wikipedia says that the initiative was launched to ‘safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity … Continue reading

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What if? Not a poem – by Jan Malique

Reblogged from strangegoingsonintheshed: Image: Barmouth, North Wales, Jan Malique What if I could bring back all that you’d forgotten? Will you smile then, run in fields of glory, be the child bathed in laughter? Piece by piece assemble the memories … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

“I have awoken with a fire in my belly, a good fire, one that speaks of life, a beacon in the dark, and if I place it on a high enough peak perhaps you can see it, perhaps it can … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation – You are never too old to be loved by Sally Cronin

Well, it snowed a bit here yesterday… not much, not even long enough for me to play out…and then it all disappeared. It is all very well her heaving sighs of relief, but I was looking forward to a long … Continue reading

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The small dog’s Advent invitation: Send Ani your letters to Santa…

Last year in December, Ani, the infamous Small Dog, wrote to Santa, every day for Advent. It seemed to work, as she got her wish… This year, her wish is different… she would like to invite her friends to join … Continue reading

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Guest writer: Jennie Fitzkee – The Halloween Story

Storytelling is, and has always been, the foundation for language and learning.  I write about children, yet storytelling applies to all people.  Words and ideas are how we start to learn, and how we continue to learn. Everybody loves a … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Moment by Teresa G. D’vall

Uncle Wiggly is a board game introduced by Milton Bradley in 1916 and themed around a rabbit who does a lot of hopping through the forest for reasons I no longer recall. My mother played it with me as a … Continue reading

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Generational time machine…

Mrs Howe. How on earth I remember that after so many decades, I do not know… but that was the name of my headmistress on my very first day at school. I can still ‘see’ her in memory… can see … Continue reading

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