Category Archives: Family

Tour de France comes to Marple

Well not exactly but at 3 miles away close enough for this picture to seem like something from a dream. The reality of the the world’s third most popular sporting event came to Britain this weekend and stimulated many, many … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Cartmel

Cartmel in south lakeland has been a place of pilgrimage from the establishment of the Prory in the twelth century. Since my first visit to Cartmel some ten years ago, attending the excellent July Thursday race meeting, the picturesque Lakeland … Continue reading

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An Alpine traverse by the Bernina Express

Today is without doubt the planned highlight of our trip. A one way trip through and over the Alps on a scenic train from Switzerland and down into Italy. Echoes of Hannibal, Otzi and Edward Whymper. The Bernina Express, a … Continue reading

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The train leaving Platform…

2013 has been a year so far that could have been described as “somewhat challenging ” in a number of areas.  I reached the 60 milestone in August and am now about to embark on a celebratory trip with the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, 32 Today!

Over 2 years ago, I made a post celebrating ES’s 32nd birthday , see here, so it seemed only fair that I make the same effort today for YS and  FDIL (who coincedentally shares the same birth date). Last time … Continue reading

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Margaret Kit Williams 1929-1982

My mother, Margaret,  was born on the 6th June, 1929. She would have been 84 today and as proud a great-grandmother as I am a grandfather to Florence. I always remember her birthday as it was the same day as … Continue reading

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March winds did blow in a late hibernation

In a month when I turned semi-pro in the online world, receiving a modest fee for a presentation to a local arts group about blogging, I then spent the following  month  writing nothing. Reasons and excuses are legion and although  … Continue reading

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