Tag Archives: nostalgia

A Trip Down Memory Lane

My Days as a Duranie I couldn’t believe it – more than thirty-five years after I first fell in love with the pop group Duran Duran, I was going to see them live. My partner had surprised me with tickets … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Memories of My Special Grandparents I was twelve when my grandad died. So I only have a few memories of him. I wish I had more. Grandad and Nan had moved away some years before so we didn’t see them … Continue reading

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Music Memories

When I was three, I loved watching Andy Pandy and wistfully yearned for a doll like Looby Loo. I sang Humpty Dumpty over and over, completely out of tune much to Mum’s dismay. I had teddy bear pictures on my … Continue reading

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Music Memories

What teenager who grew up in the 1980s doesn’t remember ‘Girls Just Want To have Fun’ by Cyndi Lauper? As an eleven-year-old, I thought Cyndi was amazing. After all, she had pink and orange hair! As a child, I had … Continue reading

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Music Memories

When I was fourteen, we used to visit my nan most Sundays. She lived a good hour or so away so Mum, Dad and I travelled by car to see her. I didn’t like travelling by car as I’d often … Continue reading

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Music Memories

It was the spring of 1993. I was a student at college and lived at home with Mum and Dad. I’d just passed my driving test (after two attempts). I’ll always remember the date I passed – 25th April. It … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Grandad

I looked at the frail form lying so still on the hospital bed. Tears threatened to fall. I blinked them back, but they wouldn’t have it. I let them come. This was it – time to say my last goodbye … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: My favourite Toy

We all have a favourite toy from our childhood, don’t we? A teddy that we took around with us, wherever we went, no matter how tattered and torn it looked. Or a doll or soldier that we lovingly created stories … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

I’m pleased to welcome Sharon Harvey back into my Guest Writer Spot. She’s one of my wonderful students. Here, she writes about her lovely Auntie Lil: Every Wednesday, my late auntie would take me to the local swimming baths to … Continue reading

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Guest Writer Spot

This is my final blog post before Christmas so of course, it has to be a Christmas one. Have a wonderful Christmas all of you and a very Happy New Year.  My Guest Writer this week is Sharon Harvey, one … Continue reading

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