Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts…
/ January 2, 2020 0 COMMENTS
Funny expression this English one, Many Happy Returns of the Day! The Day meaning ...
Messing Around in Boats…
Messing Around in Boats…
/ July 9, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Malia and I went for a cream tea at Kew.  We didn’t go into the gardens we just enjoyed the little town square and sat under a cafe awning, in the rain, sipped our tea and ate ...
Breaking into Your Own Home…
/ June 26, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My brother told me this story that sums up busy parenting and goes hand in hand with locking my keys in my car while it’s still running and desperarately needing the, “are ...
Locked in my Parents’ House…
/ June 25, 2012 0 COMMENTS
I was staying with my parents between lives.  I didn’t stay long because, well you know, having left home for so many years returning to the homestead is difficult and they really ...
The Enigmatic Brit…
/ June 21, 2012 0 COMMENTS
We of British stock have an alluring air of mystery about us. Hubs read me a notice one day at the station warning litterers they would be fined and their, “Name and address could ...
Banning Sites on the Internet…
/ June 20, 2012 0 COMMENTS
With four teens slap bang in the middle of the electronic age we couldn’t help but be affected by the internet at home.  Because of the freedom of speech amendment in America we ...
I Love My Body…
I Love My Body…
/ June 19, 2012 0 COMMENTS
  I have always had a very positive view of my fully clothed body.  The odd moments I catch myself naked in a mirror I am surprised by how tall and lean I am even without the ...
Growing Violets…
Growing Violets…
/ June 18, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My barista and dancer will always be a child in my heart although we are trying to move away from that…I will always be her mother, she my lovely daughter. A few months ago, on ...
Reunited in Heaven…
Reunited in Heaven…
/ June 13, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Last night our little group gathered Bronte style in the Lady Chapel of St. George’s. It was cool and dim, the urns with the ashes were on the altar. Behind the scenes hubs had ...
Joint Remains…
Joint Remains…
/ June 12, 2012 0 COMMENTS
My father died a little more than two years before my mother. His ashes were carried from Broadstairs to London by hubs, when he moved my mother into her flat, and took up residence in ...
Deeply Buried Topics of Conversation…
Deeply Buried Topics of Conversation…
/ June 11, 2012 0 COMMENTS
A small portion of my sojourn here in England has been taken up with the reverent disposal of my parents’ ashes. I say, ‘a small portion,’ because physically ...