Articles

International World Car-Free Day

On September 22nd, it is National Car Free Day to encourage motorists to give up their cars for the day.  I don’t for one minute think we will see car-free roads. People have to travel to work and I can’t see them wanting to walk or cycle, or get public transport instead. However, there are… Continue reading International World Car-Free Day

Articles

National Biscuit and Gravy Day!

I came across a National Biscuit, and Gravy week, and it made me chuckle. I’m British and this is an American food. If you have never heard of it, you may have the same reaction I did when I first came across it. I was reading a book by an American author and they sat… Continue reading National Biscuit and Gravy Day!

Articles

Your Song #Musical Monday

Reblogged from Abi’s Corner. I found these few words quite poignant. We all have special songs that mean something to us.Your Song #Musical Monday Plus the piece involved this beautiful book cover. I wish I’d sung this song to my late husband Bill when he was alive, but the thought never occurred to me until… Continue reading Your Song #Musical Monday

Articles, History, People

National Grandparent’s Day

When I was a child, I saw a lot of my grandparents. My grandpa, on my Dad’s side, passed away when I was just seven. For the rest of my childhood and teenage years I had my Grandma, and my Nana and Papa. The latter lived in Oswestry, a small market town on the edge… Continue reading National Grandparent’s Day

Animals, Articles, Nature

National Pet Memorial Day

Most of us have had pets that we have loved and lost. On the 13th September is National Pet Memorial Day, and it offers you a moment to think about a pet that loved. Many of us don’t like to go there because of the sadness it can bring us. So why not use this… Continue reading National Pet Memorial Day

Articles, Places

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

Articles, History

The Birth of a new Era

By Karen J Mossman When the worldwide web was fairly new, you needed to find an internet service provider called an ISP to connect you to it. In the early 90s, the main one was a US company called Compuserve. I paid a joining fee and each time I wanted to go on; the computer dialled… Continue reading The Birth of a new Era

Stories

Things You’d Wished You’d Done

As you get older, you realise there are things you wished you had done and worst of all, r it's too late now. When I was seventeen I wanted to jump from a plane with a parachute. It wasn't widely available as it is now, and I thought, one day, maybe. Then I became a… Continue reading Things You’d Wished You’d Done

Articles, Places

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

Articles, People

A Good Man, Really!

My husband is a good sort and does his best to do the right thing.  We went away for the weekend and I stayed on an extra few days. I gave him a bag of washing to take home, not expecting him to wash it.Arriving back, I noticed the radiators were full of washing, even… Continue reading A Good Man, Really!