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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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Molly: Essays on ageing

For those who have been following Lils occasional essays on ageing, care homes and other themes so little written about. Tender and observational they are a delight. find them in the categories “essays on old age”. Mollie had beautiful breasts … 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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fb. Why are old people defined in terms of their health, rather than their experience. Where are the words to give voice to the invisibly ageing.

Baby, infant, newborn, toddler, terrible twos, child, preteen, tweenies, teenager, teens, in betweener, youth, young, girl, boy, lad, lass. All describe the first 20 years. But what words describe the ageing process, the last life filled living of 20 years … Continue reading

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How not to cook Sunday Lunch. Lil reflects on old age and entertaining.

My cooking days are numbered, it is one of the things about old age that they don’t warn you about. Cooking becomes a stressful chore not worth bothering with. I am now a self respecting rabbit, who munches on vegetables … Continue reading

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Lil reflects on exercise in her essays on age and growing older.

“Legs, Bums and Tums” leaves me like an elderly beetle lying on my back with my legs waving in the air.   I tried one perfect press-up, the others did six.   Mine sagged in the middle and I collapsed long before … 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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