Monthly Archives: November 2015

40 years on

As well as our wedding anniversary, we also celebrate the anniversary of when we started going out together, which in many ways feels more important and relevant to us than the wedding anniversary.  Never let an opportunity for a celebration … Continue reading

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Allotment update – October and November

Yet again, a bit late.  Sorry about that.  October was a month of busy-ness with more paid work than usual, two lost weeks with flu, a family funeral, and a brilliant celebration.  All of which were important; none of which … Continue reading

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Licensed to wear purple

You may have come across Jenny Joseph’s poem ‘Warning’, and if not, you probably know the first line: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple…” Well I don’t know whether at 60 I am now an old … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: car-free Paris in the autumn (with added wheels): Part 2 – free from cars

Oh, how strange!  I thought I had posted this last week, but somehow didn’t.  Was of course meant to be between part 1 and part 3!  Better late than not at all….. This is the second of my Paris posts, … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: car-free Paris in the autumn (with added wheels): Part 3 – gardens

This is my third (and last) post drafted following our September visit to Paris, and finished during the aftermath of the horrible attacks last Friday.   An email exchange with our French friends moved us very much.  The daughter of … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: car-free Paris in the autumn (with added wheels): Part 1- accessibility

The events in Paris on Friday were truly ghastly, and we all know that it could have been anywhere and happened to any of us or those dear to us.  Similar events happen even more frequently in other parts of … Continue reading

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60 years

Well, the Big Weekend arrived.  I was very excited about my birthday, and about the plan to celebrate it in a place we’ve been to several times before, with both the boys and both the girls – a house in … Continue reading

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