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Talking To Strangers

Talking to strangers should have been written in 2014 but for various reasons, I decided against it.

A recent post written by fellow writer Molly Stevens, who lives in the US, made me re-think that decision slightly.

Well, two posts actually because Molly did an interview with Susan, a beggar on the streets of Portland, Maine in two parts.

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Stour Woods – Solitude Unlimited

Stour Woods – a place to be alone but not lonely.Modern society can be a noisy, hostile, competitive place. Narcissism seems to be on the rise ‘out there’ and at times, the collective effect can be too much.

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There is a place, almost on my doorstep, where insects, birds, trees and wild flowers provide the perfect antidote to the demands
of daily life.

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Remembrance Day – Charlie, the Boy Who Never Came Home

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (Veteran’s Day in the US I believe), is an emotional day for millions of people around the world.

There are many people who say we should forget the wars. They say we shouldn’t keep looking back.

And maybe they are right, maybe we shouldn’t dwell on past wars.

But one thing we must never forget is the untold misery, along with the devastation that wars have caused to ordinary people who lost their precious family members.

Three days ago, I was going through a small box of things with my mum and had a stark reminder that the pain of loss never really goes away.

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Do You Have An Almost Empty Nest?

The empty nest issue is possibly one of the most emotive subjects there has ever been when it comes to being a mother.

At 60, I still have a little knot of pain that lives in the deepest part of my soul behind a door I try to keep tightly shut.

Does every mother with an empty nest have this knot of pain?

My comical, lovely little boys who were such brilliant company before the empty nest struck.

Sibling rivalry
Brothers going out into the world together.

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Rice Cakes Are Dangerous In The Wrong Hands!

rice cakes

Rice cakes are dangerous.

I found that out today when I almost burnt my kitchen down with them. Seriously, I really did.

Although I am laughing about it, there is a serious side to this.

I have never seen anything so flammable since my son set fire to some cheese. Yes cheese – he really did. And he called the Fire Service.

But that is another story.

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Trimley Herbs and a Beautiful Old Suffolk Barn

Trimley Herbs is certainly making an impact in Suffolk where brides-to-be are shunning flowers in favour of herbs.

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Hawstead Place is the site of a breathtaking Suffolk barn dating back to 1423. The ancient barn underwent a spectacular transformation recently when a young couple dressed it out for their spring wedding reception.

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