A Moving Experience

21st April 2022 I have lived in many places in the UK. I started in Barrow, of course, but I don’t really remember the house move from 6B Barque Street to Brighton Street, which remained the family home for the next 50-plus years. My next move was leaving home at 17 after a terrible row…… Continue reading A Moving Experience

That Was The Week That Was

14th April 2022 Normal service is now resumed! I’m back from roaming and home again in Sowerby Bridge after a very hectic last week in Barrow in Furness. Sadly, my lovely sister Mel has also returned home to Fuerteventura and I’m missing her already. We had a blast – lots of talking, laughter and memories…… Continue reading That Was The Week That Was

Simply the Best

24th March 2022 This week I am writing about and dedicating this to my sister, Mel Royle. I’m sitting here right now, waiting for her to arrive from Fuerteventura, where she lives with her husband, Steve, and their four dogs, Daisy, Nutty, Sasha and Dixie. She is flying into Manchester and then catching a train…… Continue reading Simply the Best

Gene Genie

20th January 2022 This week I’d like to talk to you about half-siblings. In these days of ‘quickie’ divorces and living together instead of marrying, the extended family is very common. It’s no less hard for children when their parents forego their partnerships, but the question of access is certainly now less skewed than it…… Continue reading Gene Genie

Lest We Forget

11th November 2021 Today marks Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities of the First World War in 1918 and which is also marked as a day of Remembrance of all those who fell in the line of duty, both then and in every conflict since that has cost British (and other) lives…… Continue reading Lest We Forget