More about Aunts

I started telling you about my Mother’s family and shared the photo of her with her sisters when young. So there’s a bit more to tell. We knew that my mother had a twin, who was non-identical and much taller than her. Other than that, we knew very little...

Time to talk about Aunts

Prompted by a cousin’s feedback on the grape hyacinths newsletter, asking for more on my mother, I thought it must be time for another family chapter. If you’re a Wodehouse fan like me, you’ll know that Bertie Wooster has two Aunts. One, Aunt Agatha,...

Signs of Spring?

Have you seen any signs of Spring? I am on the lookout as we walk around our increasingly familiar routes on the Surrey Hills. In the garden we have our first snowdrops, always the herald of spring and it’s just as well because we planted about 300 corms last...

Chapter 3 – learning to read

I mentioned school in an earlier blog, and thought I might tell you about how I learned to read. My brother is a little bit older than me and one day, when I was 3 years old, he sat me down and allegedly said “I’d better teach you to read, because once you...