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You can take the girl out of Halifax…

I managed to come over all decisive today and finish off the mixed-media piece I started a few weeks ago on a course at Malvern Hills College. It was acrylic-based and also I learned how to do gelli prints and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

A brief entry today to wish any passers-by all the very best for the festive season and a peaceful New Year. The post was triggered by my coming across this not-too-brilliantly-scanned slide from Christmas 1962, taken in my bedroom in … Continue reading

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Centenary

It’s just 100 years since a 19-year-old lad from Halifax, Yorkshire, died from the gas that had wounded him on 5th September 1918. Read a little more about my great-uncle Leonard in a previous post here.

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In Memoriam

Last year we came back up the coast of northern France with a few hours to spare before the dash for Eurotunnel and stopped off at the British military cemetery at Terlincthun. We have visited these on occasion and paid our … Continue reading

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A happy occasion

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Just a few of the photos from Ava’s christening day on Sunday, a lovely family occasion at St Nicolas’ church in King’s Norton.

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What a difference a year makes!

Hard to credit the great-granddaughter is a year old! A very happy chocolatey birthday party was had, as you can see!

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Little Star…

Well, those eyes are certainly twinkling! The GGD. (See Welcome for explanation of coy abbreviation….). Wouldn’t you kill for those eyelashes? Taken in a local pub. We take our GGP responsibilities seriously… Lunch outing rather than a beer tasting, honest! … Continue reading

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Every home should have one…

I don’t know what worries me more; the choice of new ‘lodger’ that daughter and partner have installed in their hallway, the fact that we (sadly) could actually quite fancy one ourselves, or the fact that I didn’t  even notice it … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Oops, haven’t got to grips with this – thought I’d published this days ago! So – a belated welcome to great-granddaughter Ava, with congratulations to proud parents George and Dan.

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