Tag Archives: old age

Nan and Nor, Published at last. Click on the image at the side

Written in the 1980s, Nan and Nor is based on two of the adults who helped bring Lil up in the privileged life that she was born into. Blending her memories in to a story of the old upstairs/downstairs world, … Continue reading

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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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Excerpt from Lils latest novel, Ruth and Caw.

RUTH AND CAW: Opening Chapter.  There were four deep gold encrusted days of dappled warmth, dahlias and the gentle hand of autumn painting gold leaf on the trees.  Days of purple plums oozing juice for the lazy wasps.  Days of … Continue reading

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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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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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Jumbo. Memories of a first wife by Lil.

Born 13th December 1936 Died 5th November 2015-11-18 There was a melancholy to the blaze of Autumn colours, the dried grass whispered quietly, the nettles died back gently, Jumbo opened his eyes, smiled and breathed his last.   The pheasants, at … 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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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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