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Continuity

For many years I have felt regret that I never told Dad how much Singleton meant to me. He knew that I had chosen to go to Exeter University because it was the nearest university to Singleton; he knew I … Continue reading

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My 64th Birthday

On Monday the 26th of October I was sixty-four! Anyone of my vintage will remember the Beatles’ song “When I’m sixty-four”: “will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m sixty-four?” This morning, Thursday 29th, I skyped … Continue reading

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My Funeral

I have been encouraged to write this by my husband’s slightly hysterical chuckle when I told him that, when I die, I want to be taken to a crematorium for a humanist ceremony; my coffin will be carried by my … Continue reading

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Dear Family

When Adrian told me he had enjoyed Oscar and Marie-Louise’s wedding I felt really pleased and I just thought I’d tell you. I think we all enjoyed it and that speaks a lot for the Entente Cordiale! … which includes … Continue reading

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Sons: Oscar

Oscar was a brave little boy and a bit of a dare devil, perhaps as a result of having three elder brothers with whom he tried to compete. He was also a self sufficient and independent child as he had … Continue reading

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Sons: Barnaby

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about my third son, Jonathan, and his experience of being a chorister. Now I have decided to write a short piece about each of my other three sons, and so I am … Continue reading

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More Happy Memories

One particular happy memory is of when Jonathan became a chorister. When Jonathan was a young child, whenever anyone took him to Truro he always wanted to go into the Cathedral, and they would take him in; he loved the … Continue reading

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