Category Archives: Reminiscences

Wash Your Ears Out . . .

I have terrible trouble with my ears. Partly this is due to the gradual failure with age of the neural circuitry which results in hearing loss. But, in addition, for some reason, possibly childhood illnesses and their complications – the … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2018 . . .

In January we paid a visit to Port William, and called in at the Isle of Whithorn on the way home. We caught the community tea room shortly before it closed for the day but had a cuppa while the … Continue reading

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“Thank you for your card . . .”

As the years go by the Christmas Card list slowly evolves, or it might be more accurate to write that it slowly “dissolves”. We ourselves are in our mid eighties so all this is entirely understandable. Each year the writing … Continue reading

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Thirteen Years Ago . . .

Thirteen years ago, 23 February 2005, a new adventure begins. Experiments with a Panasonic DMC FZ3, a camera I still have but seldom use these days. Here is what Steves Digicams said, “ The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is an affordable … Continue reading

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Another outpouring of . . . ?

Sir Terry Wogan has died, aged 77, of cancer so we are told. I remember him well for his record programme years ago and I enjoyed his apposite remarks about the march of the traffic cones. I cannot remember when … Continue reading

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Farewell to the English Pub . . .

Pictures from the past . . . 24 July 2008 The Bay Horse, Terrington, North Yorkshire. Convenient for “Yorkshire Lavender“. A nice pub we thought, then under new management, and we thought they deserved to make a go of it. … Continue reading

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Cars Cost Cash . . .

Pictures from the past . . . 12 June 2008 This was a good, useful, comfortable car in which we made several continental journeys. Alas, it chose to strip the teeth off its cam shaft drive belt near Thirlmere in … Continue reading

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Treemendous . . .

Pictures from the past . . . 2 October 2007 This tree produced very heavy crops of apples. They were all attacked by maggots as the fruit set, and so began to rot and fell off in large numbers. We … Continue reading

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The Turning Out . . .

You will see that the “turning out” title is no longer just books. There are many of them left to go, but we have progressed on to stored timber from the garage as well.¬† A great sawing up session to … Continue reading

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Ah ! . . . Parenthood . . .

Get’s you right there doesn’t it ?

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