Monthly Archives: June 2011

Timeless Moment

Mrs Llew came in from the garden. She was wearing a flowing, cotton summer dress. Actually she had put it on to do some decorating but it’s an old and graceful favourite and may go back to when we lived … Continue reading

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Seagulls and Smugglers

It must be wrong to fret for certainty – to race through the book to gulp down the happy ending.  It’s wrong not only for us but for those whose lives we touch. Our anxieties and terrors rub off on … Continue reading

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Upbeat

The peal of the brass instruments of a New Orleans marching band echoes in my mind, the melody line of the trumpet notes sometimes jagged, like a stifled sob, above the bass notes of the trombone – while a Sousaphone … Continue reading

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Saffron cake and bombs

My father’s pre-war Austin 10 remains in my mind. My last sight of it was after the war had started. It had been propped up in its garage on bricks, put away ‘for the duration’. The wheels had been removed. … Continue reading

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True and False

My memories of my childhood, as readers will know, have become a major thread in this blog and maybe some readers would like to see this very interesting article about childhood memories, in the Health Journal of The Wall Street … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones

Memories of my father’s pre-war Austin 10 (May 27) brought to mind pictures from its travels. They are very clear, though I cannot have been more than four years old. I was reunited with one image by Internet, only a … Continue reading

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