Category Archives: people

Live to Dance: Emily’s Story

If you’ve read Live to dance, Dance to Live then you will know that this is the third installment of four little girls who became dancers. I met them in Paphos, Cyprus. This is Emily King.   Emily was born in … Continue reading

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Live to Dance: Laura’s Story

If you’ve read Live to dance, Dance to Live then you will know that this is the second installment of four little girls who became dancers. I met them in Paphos, Cyprus. So, meet Laura Walker   Laura grew up in Rolleston, … Continue reading

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SILH (8) Desparate Finale

‘And when you’re looking for your freedom Nobody seems to care And you can’t find the door Can’t find it anywhere When there’s nothing to believe in still you’re coming back, You’re running back, you’re coming back for more.’ Take … Continue reading

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My Sister

Now this has the potential to be a sad tale so, as the Beatles once said, ‘Take a sad song and make it better.’  My sister died last Sunday, now that is sad, but I feel like celebrating her life … Continue reading

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So, I Left Home (3)

“So put me on a highway and show me a sign And take it to the limit one more time.”                                         … Continue reading

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So I Left Home

Now then. In Yorkshire that means hello. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called Are any of us where we set out to be?’   I ended it by saying I had left home at eighteen and … Continue reading

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Am I A Sucker?

Well, I maybe, but that will depend on your opinion of a sucker. At the age of about five my niece and I were called in from our game in the farmyard to watch the newly arrived television (circa 1961) … Continue reading

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Are Any of Us Where We Set Out to Be?

Do you find it amusing that some of us end our working lives in a completely different career to the one we originally chose? I’m not sure if I ever really wanted to be a teacher. From the age of … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

I had no intention of writing this, in fact I was going to write a little post about my visit to The Royal Opera House and the phenomenal Mariinksy Ballet, but as always I digress and that will have to wait … Continue reading

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Chickens Doing Well 

So I moved the chickens off the lawn and they seem to thriving, and of course it doesn’t matter if they chow up the grass in their new place. If your a bit lost then you might want to read … Continue reading

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