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The National Coastguard Watch

The National Coastguard Watch, known as the NCI, is manned by a team of fully trained and dedicated volunteers. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met. There are fifty-six stations operational and manned by 2600 volunteers keeping… Continue reading The National Coastguard Watch

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Caravan Holiday Homes

I read this by author Carole Parkes about her caravan. It looked delightful and a perfect place to escape the world. My parents had a static caravan for most of their lives, and that enabled us to take our children for holidays by the sea. In later years we had our own, which sat virtually… Continue reading Caravan Holiday Homes

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How Rude!

Imagine that you are in conversation with someone. You are enthusiastically telling them a story when suddenly, they put their hand up and say, "Stop! Don't speak. You wait, mouth still open....?....? ....? You're gasping to tell the punch line, your heart is racing, waiting..waiting.... "Go," they say, "carry on." How rude is that? Well,… Continue reading How Rude!

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Living on an Island

Karen J Mossman lives on an island in the UK. Anglesey is just off the north Wales coast. She spent all of her life living in a big city where it was always full of traffic. Moving to an island meant she not only lived in the countryside but also near many beaches. Life became… Continue reading Living on an Island

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My Dogs

These two are Tilly, the Yorkie aged two and a half, and Meggy, the King Charles Cavalier spaniel, aged about eight. We got Tilly from an advert online, and Meggy came from a rescue centre having been saved from a puppy farm. Here in Anglesey we are surrounded by beaches. Both dogs taught themselves to… Continue reading My Dogs

People, Places

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.

Thérésa Hedges - Author

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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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Report from the Home Front

By Karen J Mossman I live in Anglesey in North Wales and it's a popular tourist place. As we are an island there are many beautiful beaches. As the new season began the holiday makers returned. My daughter moved here in January from Stockport, near Manchester. Their farmhouse has a self contained flat, and on the… Continue reading Report from the Home Front

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Traffic Delays!

I've lived in Anglesey in Wales for almost four years now. It isn't a big island and the first thing I noticed was how easy it was to travel around. The concept of leaving home and driving to a destination is a simple one. Yet for so many it isn't. Now I calculate my journey… Continue reading Traffic Delays!

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My Sister Far Away

The Magic of Stories is packed with tales divided into different genres. So there should a story for everybody. It wasn’t until I was putting the book together I realised all the poetry I’d included were simply stories in rhyme. In 1988, one of my sisters enlisted on an experimental cultural exchange programme sponsored by… Continue reading My Sister Far Away

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Reflections of Simmondly

Simmondly is a small village in Glossop, Derbyshire, and in the early 1900s John Pedder, a retired councillor for Stretford Urban Council in Manchester, had a holiday cottage there. Their granddaughter, Molly, told me the story of Simmondly before she passed away in 2014 aged 100.  'We had this great big trunk which we’d pack… Continue reading Reflections of Simmondly