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My 60th birthday year lasted right up until two weeks before my 61st birthday when we spent a night on The Queen Mary, that’s the old Queen Mary, which is moored at Long Beach, Los Angeles. Ever since we first … Continue reading
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It has been such a special few days seeing dear friends but last Monday, when we had a lovely afternoon with my husband’s newly discovered relations, I thought things could not get any better, but they did! On Friday we … Continue reading
My writing has always been inspired by family history. ‘Riduna‘ is a love story set on the Channel Island of Alderney back in the 19th Century, inspired by my great grandmother Harriet Jane who was born there. ‘Ancasta ~ Guide … Continue reading
Cate Macabe brought us a vivid account from AJ Jackson’s life in our last post, during her life as a private investigator. More information about the memoir can be found here. Today I am going to share two excerpts of … Continue reading
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Following on from the post ‘Falling for an Amish Boy’ Norman too fell in love at an early age when he was still at primary school in 1920. He remembers, at age 11 years, he and May warming their hands … Continue reading
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The topic of food featured quite a bit in Norman’s memoir and I thought you might enjoy reading some extracts. During World War One a trip to Kingston Market was Norman’s most vivid memory. ‘I remember my mother was pushing … Continue reading
Norman was only five at the start of the Great War but he certainly remembers a neighbour telling his mother about it whilst walking along King’s Road, Ditton, with his sister in a pushchair. He felt that he was so … Continue reading