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Deja vu!

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!

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!

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!’

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!

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:

A Royal Affair!

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?!

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

Walking on Planks!

Have you ever skidded down the passageway on your bottom? As children, we used to run along the passageway in our pyjamas, and then launch ourselves onto our bottoms. We had a shiny parquet floor that was amazing to slide and skid upon. We would whoosh our way past our bedrooms with shrieks of delight

My Love Affair!

I am in love with George. I have been for quite a few years. I will tell you about this love affair – in depth. “Why don’t you come and live in George?” Mums asked. “Live in George? Are you mad? George is for old people!” was my retort. Mums took me for a long

Best Friends!

At the age of fourteen, she came to live with me. “What is your name?” I asked her gently, not expecting a response. Not meeting my eyes, she cowered from me. She was petrified. Irrespectively I pulled her into my arms. “I don’t know what was done to you beforehand, but just know from me

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