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Guest Author: Sally Cronin: The Sewing Gene

It is lovely to have Sally Cronin as my guest today to bring back memories. As I have, like my grandmother, always ‘sewn with burnt thread’ as the saying goes, my dressmaking skills are minimal… although I always loved embroidery … Continue reading

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Lucky

There are few photographs of my years in Paris. The camera I had back then was minimal, film expensive to process and anyway, postcards did a far better job that I could ever do. It doesn’t matter. Back then it … Continue reading

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Chris Graham at TRSA Meets Guest Author, Pete Springer…

Reblogged from Chris, The Story Reading Ape: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee I’m old-fashioned in a lot of ways. I could list twenty different qualities that put me into the senior box instead of the middle-age category.  One of … Continue reading

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Mannequins and memories

I opened the tool drawer and pulled out the hammer. The dog took one look and did a runner, hiding under the desk with a mixture of laughter and wariness in her eyes. This, I thought, was rather unfair… I … Continue reading

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Letters from Spain – numero tres ~ Joy Lennick

Reblogged from Joy Lennick: “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal Hola folks…I believe I left you back in 2005, when there was excitement in the air due to … Continue reading

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A dinner date

Clearing old receipts out of my purse, I once again came across a photo and remembered… Stiletto heels, long black gloves, glitzy jewels … I was making a very special effort for him that night. The gown looked amazing. I’d … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures (8) ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: The morning of the clinic opening Ali Baba had to lock the door to prevent eager patients from disrupting breakfast. Too nervous to eat, Hussain checked for the hundredth time that all was ready. He’d … Continue reading

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Guest author: Frank Prem ~ The New Asylum

Hello Sue and hello readers. Thank you for inviting me back. I thought I might tell a little of the back story to my new poetry collection – The New Asylum a memoir of psychiatry. The collection is about my … Continue reading

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‘Fire!’ and separate tables! ~ Joy Lennick

Reblogged from Joy Lennick: ‘Fire!’ and separate tables! Or the everyday life of a hotelier… We were still wondering about our quirky guest, nicknamed “Dr.Strangeglove,” but gradually life showed us a more mundane face, and as it was then winter, … Continue reading

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The last bikini

As most of me now refuses to move after several days of ‘extreme gardening’, I thought I’d share an old one that made me smile at the memories it raised when I came across it… “Mais, non!” The elegant, if … Continue reading

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