Monthly Archives: December 2014

Grandmothers at Christmas.lil

Gob smacked!   I saw Frankie armed with some marigolds ferociously attacking a miscreant pot.   A more handsome, lithe young man would be hard to find than my grandchild number 8 (I think).   Last time I saw him he had hair … Continue reading

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Christmas highlights. The benefits of walking and good humour and why a shared mother and daughter blog works. By Fleur

It is the 28th of December. That strange period after Christmas and before New Year when it is considered still socially acceptable to drink a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream at lunch time, with ham and cabbage soup, and a … Continue reading

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Care homes versus homes that care. Visiting her partner, Lil reflects on how much better it could be.

My toes are loved, they have been caressed and fondled, warmed and made to tingle.  They are the only parts that can fit in on the single bed allowed in the care home, where my partner lies. I went to visit … Continue reading

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Lil remembers the Aug bank holiday. A pre Christmas Laugh for those about to be overwhelmed.

Friday: Sam and I did what Sam and I like doing best, we went to an auction.   Sam learnt about lustre, what a button hook was and we argued about a dear littler cruet with wobbly parrots – No granny, they … Continue reading

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Bungalow Lil’s views on Christmas so far.

Oh dear!   I’m all fingers and thumbs when it comes to wrapping bloody Christmas presents.   I cut the twinkly paper either too short or too big for the plastic  shaped toy.  I try doing it on my knees, end up crawling … Continue reading

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Companionship. Lil and Fleur walk and talk. by fb

A bright cold crisp December, a desperate spaniel, and mum in the village. What a good recipe for a walk.  The smell of the winter has descended on the fields as we natter on, trudging slowly through the dying grass … Continue reading

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Fleurs How to get on and edit, lessons learned and shared

How to edit is always a struggle.  I would love to spend a year at university learning the dynamics and professional tricks of the trade but I can’t justify doing a writer’s course (time and money affects us all)  So  … Continue reading

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