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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Anne Brontë

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch ,  Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë. The Brontë family Anne Brontë Background Anne Bronté was the youngest of the six Bronté siblings and she … 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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Afghan adventures #11 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: A shorter post this weekbecause I’ve been running around like a headless chicken with the book launch. Plus, I felt this particular story needed to be told on its own. One day, Rosanna was awaiting … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Emily Brontë

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch and Charlotte Brontë. The Brontë family Emily Brontë Background Emily Brontë was the fifth child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. She is known … Continue reading

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An Impromptu Mini-Break … In Denmark ~ Helen Jones

Reblogged from Helen Jones: Earlier this month I was lucky enough to have an impromptu mini-break. My husband had to visit Denmark for work and the stars aligned in terms of child- and dog-care to allow me to go with … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures #10 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: The bazaar held an endless fascination for me, although the attention my presence attracted embarrassed Hussain horribly.  He hated to see men staring at me. ‘’Mum, pull your chaddar round a bit more, those men … Continue reading

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Afghan adventures #9 ~ Mary Smith

Reblogged from Mary Smith’s Place: One night, only minutes after I’d turned off my lamp, the usual silence was shattered by the sound of firing. This wasn’t the normal reminder from Hisb-i-Islami on their mountain, to which we had long … Continue reading

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Otherwise occupied…

After the great deflating tyre adventure that we’d had on our trip to Scotland and the Hebrides. I really wanted to get the currently deflating tyre changed before leaving for the monthly meeting in the north. My one day off … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ The Bronte Family: Patrick Brontë

Patrick Brontë – the patriarch In the beginning Patrick Brontë, born Brunty, was the oldest of ten children born to Hugh Brunty, a farm labourer, and Alice McClory. He grew up in the small village of Drumballyroney in Country Down, … 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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