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Grandad’s Socks…

This weekend the UK will celebrate Mother’s Day and, as a girl, both grandmothers and great grandmothers were recognised too, for they were as much a part of the maternal teaching I received as a child as my own mother. … Continue reading

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Debunking Granny…

It was Barb Taub that started me thinking, with her collection of gems learned over the years. One in particular I recognised and yet, on the five occasions when I have been rushed to hospital in an ambulance, all sirens … Continue reading

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#Schadenfreude! ~ Barb Taub…Who knew grandparenting would be so much fun? #humor #parenting

Continue reading at Barb Taub: “I’m worried about them.” My daughter was visiting her sister, who had just delivered her second child. “I don’t think any of them slept for more than an hour the whole time I was there.” … Continue reading

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Yesteryear

Fragile floral lace Blushing with the hues of dawn Delicate romance Memories of yesteryear Scatter faded confetti There is something about hydrangeas that always trigger memories of childhood. Each cluster of flowers is a fairy bouquet that carries the past … Continue reading

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12 things your grandparents said…

From the archives – December 2014: When you are very young, forty seems ancient and grandparents are, of course, so old they are practically another species. Like dinosaurs…almost- but-not-quite extinct and very much at home in museums. Their homes bear … Continue reading

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12 things your grandparents said…

When you are very young, forty seems ancient and grandparents are, of course, so old they are practically another species. Like dinosaurs…almost- but-not-quite extinct and very much at home in museums. Their homes bear the traces of a ‘bygone era’…you … Continue reading

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