Category Archives: Mum

The morning that I turned 21…

… saw me scrunched up in the front of a white Ford panel-van, sporting a self-inflicted head-ache, better suited to the skull of an African elephant!  I was in the final stages of my sparky’s (electrician’s) apprenticeship and was on my … Continue reading

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My mother believes…

… her life can be measured by the ‘doors’ she’s been forced to pass through in her life. For the most part – I guess most of us simply go in one door and step out the other, as we … Continue reading

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Remember your teenage years…

… at all? Do you want too? If like me you’re teenage years – for the most part – were extremely uncomfortable; you probably don’t want to. I had some great times during my teenage years but they swung off … Continue reading

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