It must have been five years ago, at least. that I came across an old photo of my Grandma Boyd. Although it was taken way before my time – we think, on her first day at grammar school, because why else would you take a photo of a smiling young woman in a school uniform [...]
On Valentine’s Day, we had special guests for lunch: my husband Alan’s older brother Tom and his family. Tom and his wife drove down from their home in Scotland, Lynne their daughter up from where she lives in Lincoln.
We talked. We ate. We looked at family photographs and talked about the past.
Sounds nice enough, I [...]
New Year’s Day is a special day in our family, because it marks the anniversary of my niece Emily’s birth. She was 9 yesterday.
Joy made her an ice rink birthday cake – she’d had an ice rink party -
and she loved it.
She also loved her penny whistle, and played ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ on it [...]