Tag Archives: Home is where your heart is

The Picture Says it All

I have not made contact for a while…… as we were busy with our exciting new changes in 2016.  A new country, a new home, a new start. The move went so well and family rallied around to give welcome support. … Continue reading

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A Mother as Lovely as You! – S.Africa

  You Made Our World Go Around! You Made our Lives so Sound! “Thank You” Born 30th September 1912- In Memory. We never wanted to be without you; but I am sure there were days you wished you were!  I know you didn’t … Continue reading

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If I were a Richman

“If I were a Richman!” An old favourite from “Fiddler on the Roof” Tevye said: “Dear God, you made many, many poor people. I realize, of course, that it’s no shame to be poor. But it’s no great honour either! … Continue reading

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Sunday Post – Shelter

  Jakesprinter Sunday Photo Challenge – Shelter

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

This is my first post a week picture. Late starter, I know this now!  But there is loads of stuff to read on my blog!  Give it a go, go on ……

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Journey’s Return

He was born in Rotunda Hospital , Dublin in 1913. A firstborn son to Helen and Charles Henry Finlay. Just another Irish boy, who would always uphold his ancestory with pride. But he was not just any Irish boy, to … Continue reading

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Shades of Autumn

  It is time, 2011. The appearance of curly, red-brown leaves on an uncut lawn drew my attention first. They may have been gathering there for a couple of days, who knows. I noticed some more rustling together under the … Continue reading

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The Evening of the Census

It was the evening of the census. It was 2011 and my feet were firmly embedded in the rich moist soil of Essex, England. The winter, which seemed to have taken forever, was drawing to a close. Wilting daffodils bowed … Continue reading

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A Child of Africa?

It never occurred to me as a child that I was different; I lived it every day. We did, my siblings and I. It was the way we spoke, dressed and even the fact that we were held so close … Continue reading

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The Golden Girl versus Africa

“SHE WAS ONE OF LIFE’S RARE TREASURES.” “She was grand! She was grand! If there was more of her sort, sure, the world would be a better place!” Arthur said, This came from a man who had known her for … Continue reading

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