Tag Archives: memories

Dec 14th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 7 – The high road

Every time I’ve looked at this writing prompt the ONLY thing that pops into my head is the chorus from The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond as sung by Harry Secombe playing Neddie Seagoon in The Goons episode “The Treasure in the Lake” (aka “The Treasure of Loch Lomond”). O ye’ll tak’ the high road, […]

Jan 28th, 2011

Friday Fragments

Hosted by Mrs4444. Friday fragments, all the bits and bobs from the week gone by that are rattling around inside my head. Far too noisy! Better get them out via the keyboard and plonk them down here instead. When I met up with the lovely Penny in Auckland she had a beautiful gift for me. […]

Nov 30th, 2010

Put me doon! There’s gonna be poetry!*

There’s hasn’t been enough poetry in my life recently, mostly because I’m not reading to the kids as much any more. We start kids off with poetry and many of the books that I hold closest to my heart are full of the stuff. Yesterday a twitter hashtag wandered into my tweetstream and pretty much […]

Nov 27th, 2010

Travel with kids scares me

And this is why. I remember, you see. I remember being 14 years old and being completely hideous when my parents took us on a month long trip to Athens, Crete, Paris, London, Boston, Washington and New Orleans before we settled in Boulder Colorado for a 6 month stay. Here I am with my mum […]

Nov 26th, 2010

Pets

My first pet was a grey tabby cat named Tiddles. He walked out of the bush across the road from our house when I was a baby and took up residence. Me at 6 months old with Tiddles Me (13 months) saying “aaah” to Tiddles Note the no hands touching pose, I gather it had […]

Nov 22nd, 2010

Kids, ruining photos for decades

Aunty Liz, my Dad, my Mum, Grandma, Grandpa, me, Uncle Bruce, Aunty Faye, Warwick, Emma, Rebecca and Martin. (Uncle Rob presumably took the photo.) At Epping c.1980 I’m always complaining to my kids that they’re ruining photos by making stupid faces in them, but I sort of like this photo. Nice one, ten year old […]