Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mother’s Day

It’s a barefoot, bare-legged, shorts on (for some) sort of Sunday. The clocks have changed. There will be more light and Dad and Kids ‘Football in the Field’ season begins again. It is spring, proper, full-blooded, the real thing spring.  … Continue reading

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When I Grow Up

We were discussing all the funny things the children said they want to be when the grow up.  There were some corkers.  Longshanks has pretty much always wanted to be farmer.  At one time, though it was a stud farmer … Continue reading

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My Study Buddy

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This child! She blows me away. When I see Jesus, He will call to me. “Miss Puddleduck” he will say (but obviously she said her real name) and I will go to Him and He will say “Miss Puddleduck, I … Continue reading

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Grant Heaven’s Joy to Me

In unearthing the Long-Forgotten through our deep-clean clear-out, I have been reminded of how I used to spend my days trying to cheer as many people up as came across my path.  I would experiment and see what effect a … Continue reading

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A 17 Year Old Letter

I found, amongst my University stuff, all the letters I received in my first year while living in halls.  This particular letter from my mother really amused me.  She gets so excited in the telling of the tale she starts … Continue reading

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A Deep Clean

On Friday, a skip was delivered.  It heralds the beginning of a long, long overdue clear out.  Pushchairs, bicycles, accumulated phaff that has been shifted from one side of the garage to the other is finally being shuffled into the … Continue reading

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