The Book Tree!
Writer Published on November 8, 2018

I remember reading my first book at the age of five. I sat on Mums’ lap while she pointed at the different words. I am Janet. I am John. This is our dog, Rover. Run, Rover, run! There are so many things that you forget in life. Isn’t it strange how I remember not only

The Beauty Beneath!!!
Writer Published on October 25, 2018

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates and weeps. If defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” -Christopher Paolini, Author  Five years after my fall, I went on holiday to the Virgin Islands. The sea

Deja vu!
Writer Published on October 11, 2018

Recently, Mums told me of being in a strange country and knowing that around the next corner to the left, she would come across a Norman church. Et voila, there it was!!! How did she know? She had never been there before? And this was before the advent of television. Deja vu! Last year, a

Reunited!
Writer Published on September 27, 2018

Recently, I was reminded about how in my final year of school, Michelle, Angie and I, had this wonderful game of hockey in the classroom between lessons. Using Angie’s orange, we scrabbled together determined to be the one to shoot it into the goal. The goal post naturally was the teacher’s desk! There was much

Musical Politics!
Writer Published on September 13, 2018

I love theatre!  I love drama, comedy, dance and musicals. Theatres that are rapidly filling up for a performance of a musical are entrancing. The audience, waiting with mounting anticipation for the curtain to rise and the music to begin!  I have always loved musicals. How well I know the music from: Oklahoma, Sound of

‘Pillars of My Earth!’
Writer Published on August 23, 2018

In 1966 and 67, Mums and Dad lived in England.  “You must have loved going to see the beautiful historical sites, Mums. And all of those art galleries must have been simply amazing.” Mums said dryly: “Gaynor, I lived in Hertfordshire with three children ranging from a few months to five years old. So, no,

Hidden Treasures!
Writer Published on July 26, 2018

Mums and I discovered the most exquisite treasure! We received this Facebook message from my sister, Liz, saying: “Look at this post. It says that a beautifully painted rock is in a ‘little coffee shop in York Street, George.’  You’re there! Please find it. It is just stunning!” I looked at the picture and said:

Calling all rabbits!
Writer Published on June 21, 2018

I have never liked cake. At my birthday parties, Mums knew to make me an ice cream cake. I simply couldn’t stomach the  chocolate or vanilla sponge varieties that my siblings were treated to on their birthdays. I found all cake sickly sweet and..and…crumbly! When I moved to George, I discovered this marvellous coffee shop,

A Royal Affair!
Writer Published on May 31, 2018

My mother is a Royalist.  My gran and aunt were also Royalists Deluxe! Mums has a whole collection of magazines that were passed down to her from gran. There is one showing 1923 – Their Majesties – 1948. Then there is a London News with an illustration of Princess Elizabeth and Philip headed Royal Wedding

Lady Jane Grey?!
Writer Published on May 17, 2018

Birds had not played a large part in our lives. Then we moved to a farm in Blanco, George and things changed radically. Suddenly we had guinea fowl that skittered their way through the kitchen. We had Foxy, the crow, who used to sit on the chimney and hurl insults and swear words into the

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