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Creative Coinage

Deborah Alexander writes … The ‘Magic Penny’ song was a firm favourite at school when I was teaching primary age pupils. It was one of those songs that crept into your brain at assembly and then you just couldn’t shake … Continue reading

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First World Challenges

Having the water supply to the house cut off due to a mains leak recently got me thinking about how we take everyday services for granted. My immediate response was to investigate the problem, phone the water company and neighbours … Continue reading

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What a Song and Dance!

Who would have known? Tony Nyland, frequently on our screens in programmes such as Emmerdale and Shameless, and most recently as the postman in Coronation Street, has an alter ego of folk singer of some years’ standing. While Charles Hanson, … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

Reading through the catalogue of Rosemary Bailey’s books one might come to the conclusion that it is she who is drawn to the mountains, in particular the Pyrenees, but this would not be the whole story. Readers no doubt have … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want…

Deborah Alexander writes: Regarding family words of wisdom, ‘Don’t go to bed with wet hair’ is, for some reason, all that sticks in my mind. I feel sure that wiser words were passed on by my parents and grandparents so … Continue reading

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Writefully Yours

Writer in the attic or writers en masse? Whichever is your personal preference for writing, Marilyn Smith is able and willing to put you in your place…your Writeful Place, to be exact. After over twenty years in hospitality, and a … Continue reading

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Tick Tock Monet

Looking at the field across the river I caught a glimpse of a recognisable thing. A hay stack. To all intents and purposes this could have been something typical from the 19th century, standing there somewhat timeless and shapeless. Maybe … Continue reading

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