Tag Archives: nostalgia

Wine For The Royals

It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I first learned my great grandfather, Arnold John Deller, had been wine butler to the Royal Family – to Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, and her son, King George … Continue reading

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Pick Up A Programme

It wasn’t until I was sorting out my bureau, ready for a house move, that I realised how many programmes I’d amassed over the years. Looking back, I think it’s a habit I picked up from my father. Right from … Continue reading

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Newbury Racecourse – Not Just A Racecourse

A Plumb Job Growing up in Newbury, Berkshire, with a racecourse on my doorstep, many would think it was inevitable that I spent some time there. I did, though many of my friends haven’t ever set foot on the course. … Continue reading

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Marking The Page

When I was growing up, going to London was a rare and special treat. So when Dad asked me if I’d like to go with him to see the sights and to The National Gallery, I jumped at the chance. … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

And the Certificate is Awarded to… When I moved a little while ago, I came across a pile of certificates from my childhood. I loved getting a certificate. I wasn’t a very confident child and being given a certificate made … Continue reading

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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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