Category: My family and other animals

Meet my family.

80 mourners for a 4 year-old and going out with a dance!

So, on the morning of our four-year old grandson’s funeral my car parking abilities were at their absolute best. Unbeknown to me, my brother-in-law had watched it all from the car behind me. I had it right at one point and then ended up…

A tribute to Daniel, our youngest grandson.

  Sometimes life deals you a tragic blow and you are catapulted into a nightmarish existence. A week ago our youngest grandson, Daniel, who was four, was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary, from our local hospital. At 11.30 the previous evening his parents, our…

WordPress Photo Challenge: A Good Match.

In an attempt to feel a bit better and lose some weight I’ve been gluten-free since the beginning of this year. This week sees my hubby’s seventieth birthday and so today we gathered the kids and their kids together and headed off to our local fish…

Do you remember Dixon of Dock Green in the sixties? A Saturday trip down memory lane.

There’s something special about Saturdays. I was born on a Saturday night, just as Jack Warner as Sergeant Dixon in Dixon of Dock Green said “Evening all!” I’m led to believe that this was about 9.20 pm. My paternal grandma watching it downstairs, turned up the sound…

What it means to be a mum/grandma – on my daughter’s birthday..

Monday will be my daughter’s birthday. At 5.34 pm she will be 36 years old. (Gosh, I feel old. But, in a warm fuzzy kind of way.) This post is by way of saying Happy Birthday to her. Here’s what I remember. She made her screaming entrance…

Do you make lists and do you stick to them? A blast from my past.

On my long trawl through my blog archives I’ve found this. It isn’t brilliant, but it beats some of the cringe-worthy stuff that resides in the colon of my blog. I am still guilty of making endless lists. I have now left the sexy…

Winter: eleven reasons to love it.

I love winter. That may have something to do with the fact that I was and am a winter baby. Yes I know it’s cold and some days it can be quite dark and grey. But, for me winter has a magic all of its…

Customer service…what’s that – and what has a naked guy got to do with it?

I was going to start this ranting post (yes again…sorry!) by saying that this rather lovely naked guy, having his undies nicked by this cute, little pooch had nothing whatsoever to do with the post that follows. But, that would be untrue, as although…

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