Category Archives: lifestyle

Unedited blog by Lil, give it a go.

Here is an unedited blog by lil after months of silence. It made me laugh, but I am too tired to do anything to tidy it up as normal.  Lil writes well any way, but a bit existential. I know, … Continue reading

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Jumpers.

Fleur writes about wearing jumpers and what is says about those who do. As we sit in the snow in April, my husband and I, watching its cold downward journey onto the buds and grass of spring I realise we … Continue reading

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A short walk on the Lycian Way, Turkey

Gelidonya feneri, A walk towards the light house on the Lycian way.  The light house 2 km away is one step too far and as 14 nimble goats, the group from Sheffield botanic gardens society, scurry up the tree lined … Continue reading

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Turkey: a wander amid flowers

Botany is for enthusiasts but flowers are for everyone.  My brain dips in and out of the families and species. They keep changing their names as the compositaea family is now the Asteraceae, and as for umbellifers? What now. Crucifera … Continue reading

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Road trip to Turkey with Bungalow Lil.

Turkey will be a doddle: Well, we’re off.   First stop Loulie’s in London which gives us a day to Gatwick to catch the plane from Yorkshire. Always better to be sensible about time.  Fleur squeaks loudly that we dont need … Continue reading

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Good granny, Bad granny. Part 2

Lil’s unorthodox views on being a granny are refreshingly honest, as she struggles to come to terms with not feeling quite as she should about her grandchildren.  How I admire doting grannies who whip out of their handbags photos of … Continue reading

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Good granny, Bad granny. Part 1

Lil’s trip to the west coast of America causes her to re think her values of swearing and being a grandmother, much to the consternation of her long suffering daughter and son in law Part of me would love to … Continue reading

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Lil reflects: The muddles of an uncertain age, how to travel half way round the world

Lil wonders, in her usual humorous way, quite how she managed to get to Oregon, on the west coast of America. Once again she relies on the kindness of strangers to rescue her. I know, I know, I should know … Continue reading

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Lil reflects: An experience of old age and ageing in the 21st century.

I swung the car into the drive and the first thing I saw was my friend spread eagled on the grass.   She’s nearly 98 and very frail.   No, she hadn’t keeled over, dead as a dodo which was my first … Continue reading

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Siblings in Old Age. Lil reflects on a lifetime of love, irritation and shared memories.

Thank goodness I’ve lived long enough to enjoy my brother. There were three of us and two (or was it twins?) who died at birth. Those two took up far too much emotional energy, particularly the latter who would have had an … Continue reading

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