In Sept 2010, I lost my parents, and to help me get over the grief, my husband suggested we get a dog. He wasn’t a dog person, so this was a big thing. In early 2011 we picked up an eight year old Yorkshire terrier named Jodie. My husband adored her and soon she became… Continue reading Happy Birthday To My Girl
I belong to the Anglesey Federation of Women's Institue (AFWI) in Wales and in turn, is part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes. My branch is Trearddur Bay and in November 2021 we celebrated seventy years with a meal at The Anchorage Hotel, followed by a piece of cake, which was delicious and made… Continue reading Celebrating 70 years of WI
It's been a great month for Avon, my third with the company. I am loving the products they offer as they are all of good value, attractive and sweet-smelling. You may even have seen adverts on the television recently too. As a result of that, I've had extra orders.For myself, I've ordered the beautiful Lavenda… Continue reading Ding Doing, Avon Calling
I love them, but then again I love chocolate even though it is not really good for me. Occasionally, hubby will buy me one, but apart from that I haven't had one for a few years. This year is I shall, and courtesy of Avon. This one contains all these goodies: 25-piece festive silver plated… Continue reading Advent Calendars
Do you remember that? When I was in my teens, we had a local Avon lady. She was a gossip, and she would keep me informed on what was going on in the area. She told me about a girl my age, who lived in the next road and pregnant, like me. Diane then invited… Continue reading Ding Dong! Avon Calling!
My father in law passed away early 1983. I’d known him for five years. We had a great relationship. He was the biggest kidder going and I was young and naive. In their caravan, they had a dried star fish and he told me it was in suspended animation and if put back into water,… Continue reading National Father in Law Day
This didn't get posted on the day, so don't suppose it matters. I love craft particularly cross stitching. I threaded my needle a few days ago to start a new project from Cross Stitcher magazine. It is a bee, as you can see below, and it is a little further along now. If you want… Continue reading National Thread A Needle Day
Everything and everyone has a story. And, in keeping of the ethos of Magic of Stories, they are all around us every day. Today I thought I would share something different with my blog followers. It is a first for my blog, but even plants have a tale to tell. This is the story of… Continue reading One Died and One Comatose!
My friend who lives in the USA sent me this. Her daughter sent it to her and said, Can you ask Kazz about this. Well, of course, it made me laugh too. It also got me thinking about the way the British, me, and my friends in the US use words differently, and how they… Continue reading He did what??!!
Today I am bringing you a true life story of Elizabeth Smith as she told to her daughter. Historians will enjoy a look back on the social history of a Lancashire lass. At ninety nine pages long, this memoir will be sure to capture your heart as well as educate and amuse you. MEMORIES OF… Continue reading The Road To Wigan Pier by Carole Parkes