Category Archives: Autobiography

Snowdonia, 1997

Once your children have left home, it is all too easy to remember their childhood as a time when all was perfect, days tinged with a rosy glow. Then you find an old diary entry… We had a good holiday … Continue reading

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Positive Ageing

  Growing older gets a lot of bad press. Body parts drop, brain cells evaporate, bones crumble and pension pots shrink. The worst thing? It happens to us all (if we’re lucky – never forget that old age is a … Continue reading

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Loch Ard Cemetery

Having just seen the story retold on ‘Coast, Australia’, I couldn’t resist retelling our own experience on The Great Ocean Road when we visited in August 2014. Gusts of freezing wind whirling around tombstones and biting into flesh might seem … Continue reading

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A thin veil

There are moments in life that seem made for serendipity. This weekend was one of them, when St Mary’s Church Newsletter published a front page article about ‘saving the date’ for a Christian retreat to Lee Abbey ; spotted the day … Continue reading

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Explore

New Year resolutions are so much easier to keep when they add to life instead of taking away! Last year I learnt I could keep to a plan if it enhances my happiness; in all the years before I discovered … Continue reading

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The books which have shaped my life

  Recent book talk on Facebook has set me thinking about the thousands of books I have read in my lifetime. Which ones have influenced me the most and why? Aiming to be succinct, this list represents the ‘power of … Continue reading

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