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Blind Dates

I was watching a television programme called First Dates and it was based in a restaurant exclusively for people meeting for the first time. It was interesting and enlightening to eavesdrop on conversations. It made me think about blind dates on the whole, and there are two other programmes on the television that set people… Continue reading Blind Dates

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Ordered out of a Lift

By Karen J Mossman Back in in 2002 my dad was very poorly with septicaemia and was in the High Dependency Unit at Salford Royal Hospital near Manchester. I was going to visit him one day and they had glass windowed lift which only went up one floor. As I was walking toward the entrance, I could… Continue reading Ordered out of a Lift

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Foster Children

When I was two years old, my mum fostered two boys called Norman and Paul Rhodes, When Dad got a job in the Manchester police force, we had to leave them behind with my grandparents. This is them in the gardens of the house called Woodcoate, in Oswestry, Shropshire. They were beautiful blonde haired boys… Continue reading Foster Children

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Life as a Dog Owner

by Karen J MossmanFrom my diary of 2011 Every day at lunchtime, I come home from work and take my Yorkshire terrier, Jodie, to the local park, Victoria Park, Stretford, in Manchester. There are two big fields and a few nooks and crannies to wander around. At lunchtime, I just walk around the perimeter of… Continue reading Life as a Dog Owner

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A Bathroom Encounter

NyKaren J Mossman This is another old one I came across on the blogger website I used to have. There I was 9.15 am on a Sunday morning coming out of my bedroom at exactly the same time as my 23-year-old son. We were both heading for the same place. I'm only going to wash… Continue reading A Bathroom Encounter

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Other People’s Children

Growing up, I saw a lot of my Auntie Mavis and Uncle Pat. They lived in the Welsh border town of Oswestry, and we lived in the big city of Manchester. Mavis is my mother’s sister and always lived close to her parents, so as children, we made the seventy-plus mile journey regularly to visit… Continue reading Other People’s Children

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NEW! “Containment”

This sounds very interesting and the 5pm is UK time. I’ll be watching for sure.

Update: All episodes now available on YouTube and definitely worth seeing.

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For once, I’m actually early with a post. That’s because my inner 8-year-old has gotten a bit excited about something.

Today, at 5pm, you can watch the 1st episode of a brand new web-based show called “Containment”. We think it’s (probably) the very first drama series to be filmed during lockdown. I know there have been loads of quiz shows and chat shows, but so far, I haven’t seen any actual dramas.

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It was created by Anna Oliver. I co-wrote. It’s directed by the amazing Adam Spinks, with Natalie Cox doing some superb editing. It stars a variety of awesome people including Abigail King(Like Glass, Imagineer), Toby Oliver (Spaceman), and there are more and more actors joining up every day. I’m even in there – see if you can spot me!

I don’t want…

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Train Journeys

One day while at a level crossing, the barrier came down to say there was a train coming. For one moment I felt the rising excitement I had as a child. Dad used to let us get out of the car and stand by the gates to wait for the train. The mounting anticipation as… Continue reading Train Journeys

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Hidden Stories in Family trees

At the end of the nineties I researched my family tree and being the curious type, I ended up doing four, my parents and my husband’s parents. Each one totally fascinating and each had curious tales to tell. My father was very dark skinned. Out of us four children, only one of us has the… Continue reading Hidden Stories in Family trees