Monthly Archives: April 2011

Good Ole Germolene…

I once had a cut on my knee like the boy in the picture – although I never wore shorts like that; bit before my time… Don’t even think it! I actually still have the scar – I’d jumped from … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Me!

My eldest sister, Marie, all my life and to this day, insists on telling everyone my middle name is Sidney!  It’s not.  And I have a birth certificate to prove it…  I was named after my mum’s father, Robert Sidney, … Continue reading

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A Sting in the Tale…

I wonder if restless ten-year olds amuse themselves these days as me and my friends would in our dim and distant?  The World, and the things in the World didn’t seem such a challenge then – marvellous, of course, exciting … Continue reading

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I want that one!

So, my eldest sister was about to be married, which meant new outfits all round… It was to be a very humble wedding with the ceremony taking place at the local registry office and the wedding breakfast at a hotel … Continue reading

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Strung Up!

My eldest brother was an avid guitarist and I asked him to teach me to play.  He obliged, though very slowly, he gave me a few pointers – although I was only allowed to pick up his pride and joy … Continue reading

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A Load of Old Balls…

With weekends and end-of-term school holidays came the opportunity to earn hard cash. The village was full of keenly competitive kids all looking for money making ideas.  The easiest and most reliable method was to trawl the length of the … Continue reading

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