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One last goodbye…

“Can we say one last goodbye? Just the four of us, please.” The plea came from so deep within his heart that of course we would never have refused him this one small act of homage. He deserved this and … Continue reading

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Mix ‘n Match

Planes fascinate me and scare the hell out of me at the same time. I mean, honestly, who had the crazy idea of sending a ton of steel into the sky and praying that it would stay up there until … Continue reading

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Doan haftoo if I doan wannoo!

WTH? (Hell – way more polite than its friend F). This is not some Scottish regional dialect. This sentence was my childood chant. One that, aged fifty (fifty-one, stop reminding me), I’d like to bring back into use. I chanted … Continue reading

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Nomination Day

Every woman deserves to be a little sister. Little sisters have all the fun.  When you’re a little sister you never have to fondly recall the days when your parents were there for you and you alone. You never have … Continue reading

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Happy Families

In the Younubogue Family can I have the daughter please? Oh, that’s me. And the sister? Me too. Wife? Mother? Aunt? Each card seems to bear a little picture of me. That must be because I play all these roles … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…

Hubby, for his role as the Good Son in “My Father is a Flipping Moron”. Although he has played this role his whole life it is only now, after the death of his mother, that Hubby has really gained a … Continue reading

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Home again, home again…

E came back last night for the holidays. Hip hip hip hooray! So the Fab Four have been reunited for a Christmas Bonanza of singing and dancing and one-off concerts around the area for two and a half whole weeks. … Continue reading

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Sistahs

Once upon a time there were three pairs. Three pairs of sistahs. There was the Granny pair, the Mummy pair and the little Baby pair. The three pairs were very alike but at the same time very different. Three years … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty

If I hadn’t known better I would have sworn you were simply asleep. Your eyes were peacefully closed, your mouth resting and at ease and your cheek was warm under my hand. I was sure I could see the almost … Continue reading

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Bye bye babies…

Today is my daughter E’s 21st birthday and her little blister L will be 18 on Friday. It seems like yesterday that my waters broke and I naively thought I had spent too long in the bath, soaking up too … Continue reading

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