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Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal

Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal

Each year the  Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal reminds me that although it might be freezing, wet and windy outside, spring is on its way.     These hardy flowers that are the emblem of Marie Curie, will soon be seen on banks and in gardens as well as fighting their way along roadsides battling with the pollution churned out by cars […]

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My Sunday Photo

My Sunday Photo

  I feel I should apologise for yet another photo of me but this was such a momentous week and it is not often I get dressed up in my witches finery! I was visiting a school to share 100 Word Challenge and it was Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday and the school was dressing up as their favourite characters from the […]

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Should we need the Good Samaritan?

Should we need the Good Samaritan?

  In this 21st century should we need the Good Samaritan or should we just rely on the professionals? The story Part of the landscaping in the centre of Bristol includes a line of huge ceramic balls. They provide decoration but also somewhere to sit (although not for long!). Nick and I were in town and had separately to go to […]

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Did you know it’s a right-handed world?

International left hander day

Happy International Left Handers Day! Who knew that such a day existed but for me, a leftie, I’m really glad it does. August 13th is our day. I wonder if the date is playing on the idea of the number thirteen being unlucky? To a certain extent, I suppose it does because it is a VERY right handed world out […]

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UGLY is in the eye of the beholder

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder

 Society bows down at the altar of beauty but ugly is in the eye beholder as well. Using the letters UGLY, we  look at the class that can occur between ugly and beauty. The Unmade Bed It was back in 1999 that we were introduced to the idea that ugly could be art. Well, for me it was ugly but for […]

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Why should life end because you are a single mum?

Being a single mum

You know when you read something and lots of lights go on in your head? Well, THAT! Reading ‘Why can’t I talk about my children at work’ by Sarah Wood over on the fabulous Birds on the Blog site I was taken back nearly 40 years to a time I hadn’t  thought about or given much attention to but now realise […]

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