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Our poor hard-done-by musicians

I’ve always been a fan of Spandau Ballet. Ever since they hit the top of the pops I was in love with Tony Hadley. Sorry, Martin & Gary, but he will always be The Voice of the band. In 1983 … Continue reading

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It’s not like me!

I’M CROSS, it’s not you, or it could be, but this time I’m cross about this insignificant virus.  I need to personalise it so for the sake of this blog we’ll call it Wally. When Wally reared his ugly head … Continue reading

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Will we ever have it all?

In the early 70’s, feminism was in the forefront of our minds.  We thought we could have it all, didn’t we? Whilst activists were burning their bras, I, at the age of 14, couldn’t wait to get one of my … Continue reading

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It’s coming up roses

Last month, May, was the sunniest, warmest and driest on record, since records began (again). I think I deserve it really after lockdown and putting up with another winter. I want to tell you about my garden. I’ve always loved … Continue reading

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Sunflower Power

My mother-in-law is a widow and lives in an apartment within a retirement village. She has a cat, Jones, and Jones is her life. My mum-in-law is struggling at this time. She can’t see anyone, she can’t socialise and no … Continue reading

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The balanced scales of contentment

Am I happy today, I’d rather be content. Contentment, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about this and whether in this precarious time I should be. With COVID-19 hanging over me I’m wondering if I ought to be worried, frightened … Continue reading

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Victory over adversity

The country is remembering VE Day tomorrow. As a nation we all owe so much to the people who saved us from the tyranny which would have befallen Great Britain. Captain Tom Moore is an example of the very best … Continue reading

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I dream of dresses

In the olden days, well 1976, I hadn’t even considered the life that I would end up with. I was 18 years old and I was working. I’d had weekend jobs, or one to be exact, with a well known … Continue reading

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Can we ever trust again?

If lockdown is lifted towards the end of May and is, as Boris says, a phased affair, who of us are going to feel happy to return to a normal life? I am quite nervous about resuming certain things in … Continue reading

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To meat or not to meat…

I don’t think I’ll ever become a vegetarian. It’s not because I’m a big carnivore, far from it, I enjoy my Christmas dinner and I like bacon. Pancetta is the base of a really good carbonara. However, there are times … Continue reading

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