Poppy Cottage Diaries
Sunday, 22 October 2017
If anyone asks me what did my father die of, I'd be tempted to say that 'he died of a Monday', borrowing one of staple family co...
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Princess Diana and me
I was surprised to see that it has only been twenty years since Princess Diana died. In my mind, it was ‘long ago’, with her etched into my...
Saturday, 22 July 2017
Illegal Trading at Poppy Cottage
Following a recent case of illegal selling of lemonade in East London by a 5 year old girl which lead to a £150 fine (that was later overtu...
Thursday, 20 July 2017
A Beautiful Affair: My Mate Al Gug
My earliest memory of Allen Gogarty is when we are both 12 years of age. We share questionable short haircuts, very possibly administered b...
Saturday, 8 July 2017
Sitting With Myself
The garden is starting to take shape in the half-tamed wilderness kind of way, my little falling-down-house is my version of clean, the chi...
Saturday, 1 July 2017
Holding Hands in the Countryside: Going Back To My Roots
Thought I’d better ‘fess up. I did it again. Yes, I signed up for online dating. Exactly one month ago today. It is with great relief t...
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Father's Day 2017
Although it’s still less than two years since he died, it would be dishonest of me to say I go around ‘missing’ my father. It hits me whe...
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