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Clara writes

Over 100 years ago, Claire’s grandmother, Clara, hopped on a ship and moved to Sydney. She did this on her own at quite a young age. Thankfully, for us, she kept a diary. Even more thankfully, Claire kept it, along … Continue reading

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Glimpses into the past

We didn’t do an awful lot today. Mirinda went to the doctor which meant we had to visit the world’s best bakery for breakfast. We were going to have a cake and coffee but I spotted a sign which said … Continue reading

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Words of remembrance

This is Mirinda’s eulogy for Claire, which she read at the funeral today As a mother we couldn’t have asked for a better or a kinder one. Mum believed in us unfailingly – and always supported our activities and plans … Continue reading

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Flowers for Claire

Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul’s sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul’s at rest There is no need for tears. For … Continue reading

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Sudden flight

The phone rang at 2am this morning. It was Fiona. She made no bones about it, telling Mirinda to book the first flight she could and get to Sydney asap. Things were not looking good. We jumped out of bed, … Continue reading

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Anniversary

Today was our 22nd wedding anniversary. We had a lovely day planned. Mirinda had a guitar class and then we were going to see The Thrill of Love, a play about Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in the UK. … Continue reading

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Sexy Bob

For some reason, Mirinda failed to receive any text messages from her dad yesterday so she didn’t know that Claire had gone into hospital. He’d gone to bed just before we arrived home so didn’t see us last night either. … Continue reading

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ASBO chickens

There were flash floods in Dorset today and our garden was drenched. A lot of rain fell in the south east of England. It has been so cold that Mirinda had the central heating on as she beavered away on … Continue reading

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Clever daughter can change colours

I am expecting a parcel to arrive at the flat tomorrow morning. Rather than giving a reasonable time frame for delivery, Parcelforce, in their infinite wisdom, has given me from 7am to 6pm. Now I just know it will probably … Continue reading

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Aftermath

Last August, there was a huge fire at Frensham Ponds. I briefly mentioned it in a blog entry. We haven’t really been back many times since to see what has been happening. Today we decided to give it a try. … Continue reading

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