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Lil ponders a walk with the over 80’s and Alzheimer’s group in the Yorkshire Dales

(For those who wish to see a photo of Lil, read to the end, where the photo is) June had twisted her ankle, Margaret (there are two Margarets), didn’t like the rain. Betty and John were worried about the roads … Continue reading

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Letter home from our guest editor and grandson of Bungalow lil. Working with European refugees.

George is the guest editor in today’s blog, describing his experience as a student, aged 22, helping out at “The Jungle” in Calais, France. This is an unofficial refugee camp on the other side of the sea from England.   It … 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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A grandmother’s apocalyptic vision

Lunch with her grandsons triggers a fear for their futures as Lil considers the huge world changes that are taking place. I was invited to lunch by a couple of grandsons.  I was so touched, it was just me and … Continue reading

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People Not Possessions.

Lil considers the real pleasures in life of people and love as she gives up on the heavy weight of personal possessions and rejects the commercial desire to possess.    If the bungalow burns down, what would I miss?   Lilla’s … 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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by Lil: Why Diabetics shouldn’t get Electrolysis, there are other ways not to be an old goat.

(As the editor, I feel I should add that the slow role of carer grows almost imperceptibly at times. The word “old aged” parent isn’t right for mum, nor are elderly or frail. I am not her Carer. But I … Continue reading

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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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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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