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Gallery 38 – White: Its been a bad year for our noses….

……but a great year for making snowy photographic memories. This is a post for week 38 of The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. The theme is ‘white’ in honour, or otherwise, of the snow and ice most have us have experienced … Continue reading

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On sense, sensibility & living with an anxious family -Jo’s story

Editors note: This is the second in a monthly series of guest posts on the subject of mental health. For November we are lucky to have award-winning blogger Jo Middleton of slummysinglemummy writing for us of her experiences. She looks … Continue reading

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A day in which I solve a murder and learn how NOT to interest children in history…

Apparently there has been a floral feud in my home town of Wellington in Somerset, and a senior horticulturalist has met a sticky end. I have two hours and two miles in which to discover who committed this dastardly crime … Continue reading

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From Bunty to Blyton – a childhood library

I was once a child. That seems a bizarre statement but I do sometimes actually need to remind myself that those photos my mum keeps in a purple box beside her bed are of me. It is truly another life … Continue reading

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Something is rotten in the county of Midsomer…

There is trouble afoot in Midsomer. Shocking crimes have been committed and Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby seems powerless to prevent them. Dramatic irony is almost unendurable. Midsomer Constabulary don’t know it yet, but the perpetrators of these foul deeds are … Continue reading

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The Gallery – On the way home from ‘a celebration’..

The prompt for The Gallery on Sticky Fingers this week is ‘a celebration’, a subject we can interpret in any way we choose. We can also decide whether the photo showcases our skills with the camera, or whether it is … Continue reading

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Can Christmas come too soon?

I had an email from a lovely friend yesterday, suggesting that we book our Christmas meal out as soon as possible – did I have any ideas where I would like to go? I wasn’t taken completely by surprise. I … Continue reading

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Everything changes but you…

I am sorry to disappoint anybody coming to this post hoping for a tribute to the rather wonderful Gary Barlow and his backing singers, *hears hisses and ducks missiles from Take That fans everywhere*, but this is actually a post … Continue reading

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An ‘Unsound Mind’ – bringing a family history into the open.

I have, over the past two or three years, been unlocking metaphorical cupboards to find metaphorical skeletons falling at me from all sides. Inspired less by ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ than by an indecent fascination with the minutiae … Continue reading

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Scrabbling around; or why squiggle won’t have me fazed..

Two weeks into the long summer break some people reading this will be on the verge of murder, or at least considering putting their offspring on ebay with no reserve. Those without children to entertain over the next month might … Continue reading

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