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When is a leader not a leader?

I’d been sent to take a message into another class. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I attended a fairly prestigious girls grammar school and this was late ’60’s. This didn’t happen here! The Latin teacher was doing his stuff at … Continue reading

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The right choice

Here’s the choice. You can be top dog, your family can become the greatest nation on earth and all your current problems can be whisked away instantly. OR you can wear yourself out trying to get a huge group of … Continue reading

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Good, clean water

Got my water bill this morning…so glad we use showers mostly instead of baths. Reminds me of the time I was giving my first little niece a bath…sat on the edge of the bath, leaned across as I was playing … Continue reading

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No concessions

There really aren’t many joys about getting older, but one small blessing is concessionary entrance fees. What really bugs though, is that no-one ever questions my eligibility for age concessions. Huh! There again, is it fair, that wealthy elderly folk … Continue reading

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Consumed

I lifted the lid of the suitcase, and a gentle aroma of wood smoke emanated from it. We’d stayed overnight in a B&B that had been a railway station house, and still used the wood burner for their heating. The smell of … Continue reading

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Come hungry

When the kids were little, we tended to live on a low-meat wholefood diet, with plenty of pulses, grains, nuts, seeds and vegetables. The endearing title ‘bird seed stew’ has still stuck for my favourite bean casserole! During that period, … Continue reading

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Prepared for usefulness

I took my  grandson round a museum of mining a couple of days ago. We saw a big boulder of ironstone. You could see  the orangey iron in deposits running through it. A lot of heat and energy has to … Continue reading

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