Life in Brighton and the UK

There's something very special about being in a loving relationship that thrives on a (mostly!) strong partnership ethic. The intensity of running a Calendar Club store, seven days a week for around three months, really highlights this aspect of our marriage. This week's been a perfect example of sharing the responsibility, and I'm counting my blessings … Continue reading Life in Brighton and the UK

Another Teutenberg and much more

I'm on a mission to get the blog up to date this week, which may entail skipping a few adventures, and squeezing others into two posts. Do forgive me. You see on Thursday 11th October we'll be starting our 2018 Calendar Club season. Thankfully we received confirmation last Friday that we have a shop to … Continue reading Another Teutenberg and much more

My first birthday without a mum in the world

I've wanted to write this tribute for many months. Unashamedly there follows a rather extensive post, one of the longest I've ever published. I suspect few people will reach the end of it. However, it's important for me to share these stories, for our library of memories. Who knows, there may just be a snippet … Continue reading My first birthday without a mum in the world

Catching up – from Burnley to Wigan

Why do we blog? We realise a blog is meant to be "a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style." The informal or conversational style isn't much of a challenge. It's the 'regularly updated' part we've frequently struggled … Continue reading Catching up – from Burnley to Wigan

A convivial Cornish break

I treasure an abundance of magical memories from time spent in the spectacular landscapes of the south-west of England. Family camping holidays as a child, numerous trips with my daughters, a week with Barry and my girls and grandsons in 2015, and a precious few days with my dear friend Therese, who came from Gisborne … Continue reading A convivial Cornish break

The interesting unpredictability of life

Just when you think you know what's happening, life/the Universe/fate steps in to give you another challenge. As Robert Burns knowingly stated: "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry ..." We never got to the Cathedral Illuminated last night, so there'll be no gorgeous photos from Barry to share. I am hoping to … Continue reading The interesting unpredictability of life

A fun night out, and a ferret and fountain at Whitley Court

Our lives may be mainly focussed on making a success of our Calendar Club store, but we're also managing to fit in some extracurricular activities! On Saturday night we enjoyed a night out with my eldest sister Kath, her youngest daughter Vicki, and soon-to-be husband Phil. Having booked the band 'Susie and the Backbeats for … Continue reading A fun night out, and a ferret and fountain at Whitley Court