Me & Mine 2014; August
August. Not the idyllic summer we had hoped for as our minds were, and are preoccupied by concerns for a sick father/grandfather. three amigos at dinard Excitement for the prospective adoption was tempered by these worries, but rooms were prepared, paint was applied and our home was readied for its two new occupants. st malo beach on st malo ramparts Summer concluded in France, where the rollercoaster weather reflected our spirits. tickle festWe made the…

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Nervous debility”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Nervous debility”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

Joe and crew have experienced their first few bombing raids over Germany, the first of which ended in disaster. Joe is flying out of Chedburgh in Suffolk, New Year 1945.

 Letter 105; 20th Feb 1945

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Failed engine & low spirits”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Failed engine & low spirits”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

Joe and crew have experienced their first few bombing raids over Germany, the first of which ended in disaster. Joe is flying out of Chedburgh in Suffolk, New Year 1945.

 Letter 104; 18th Feb 1945

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Tour of Duty increase”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Tour of Duty increase”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

Joe and crew have experienced their first few bombing raids over Germany, the first of which ended in disaster. Joe is flying out of Chedburgh in Suffolk, New Year 1945.

 Letter 103; 6th Feb 1945

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Pantomime antics”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Pantomime antics”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

Joe and crew have experienced their first few bombing raids over Germany, the first of which ended in disaster. Joe is flying out of Chedburgh in Suffolk, New Year 1945.

 Letter from Mum; 5th Feb 1945

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Me & Mine 2014; July
July began and ended with hot sunshine. But underneath the sunny skies a tiny cloud has followed me around, and lingers still. My 79 year old dad underwent complex vascular surgery on 8th July which almost took him from us. Aside from the difficulty of living a 3 hour drive away, I have found myself in the strange position these past few weeks of being the responsible adult. My mum is gone, my…

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C’est God’s Own Country, n’est ce pas?

C’est God’s Own Country, n’est ce pas?

What I love about living in North Yorkshire is how incredibly fortunate we are to live just a few steps away from this. God’s Own Country.

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This was the weekend when Yorkshire showed her petticoats to the world. As ‘Le Tour’ passed through our back yards and the Royals and the Red Arrows graced our local stately home of Harewood House, I realised that Yorkshire was batting her magnificent eye…

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Dortmund - ‘coned’ in spotlights!”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Dortmund – ‘coned’ in spotlights!”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

Joe and crew have experienced their first few bombing raids over Germany, the first of which ended in disaster. Joe is flying out of Chedburgh in Suffolk, New Year 1945.

 Letter 102; 2nd Feb 1945

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My younger self

 That’s me, right in the middle of the back row. I think this was Christmas 1989. My beautiful nan, Lily is still alive, although looking slightly confused!

My younger self

 That’s me, right in the middle of the back row. I think this was Christmas 1989. My beautiful nan, Lily is still alive, although looking slightly confused!

Me & Mine 2014; June

Me & Mine 2014; June

No sooner have we hailed the arrival of June, than it is over. This was a busy month, with school activities running in top gear and our garden renovations also peaking. It is hardly fathomable that only three weeks of the school year remain. Three weeks for my 7 year old to find new faces with which to sabotage every family photo. family storiesThere has been much basketball this month, following the…

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