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“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald      I have been watching the news, this evening, on television.  I cannot be sure, but there is a possibility that I will be one of the 1.5 million people who will receive a letter telling me that I have an underlying health condition that makes… Read More

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     The event had been planned for a few months.  Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night.  The hotel was comfortable.  As a team of people who had also the bonds of family and/or friendship between us, we had enjoyed a lovely meal, a few drinks, a lot… Read More

“Only those who attempt the absurd, can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein.     Today, I received something very pleasing, through the post. It was a certificate. I now have a Diploma in Creative Writing!  I am delighted.     My joy comes not just from achieving something that was always on my bucket-list and which opens up a whole new pathway for me in life,  but it also comes from… Read More