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September 2017 – part II

September! The Break is published! Birthday ‘passes peacefully’ Strictly starts! Well! We have a lot to get through. I can barely remember the start of the month because even though September has only 30 days, they’ve been 30 very busy ones. On September 3rd, Old Vumman and Daddy Keyes had been merrhied FIFTY-FIVE years, so […]

September 2017

September! Baby Hannah arrives! Himself goes away and I go feral! Hello and welcome to my very very very favourite day of the year which is the 1st of September! September the first is the gateway to all good Autumnal things – the cessation of wretched Summer, the arrival of chillier evenings, the smell of […]

August 2017

Mi Scuzi! Hello, I’m back! And so is Autumn! Hello there, welcome to my shiny new website and I hope it is to your liking. It’s been a while since I’ve done a newsletter and my apologies for that, but the plan is that I’ll do one every two months for the foreseeable and maybe […]

Madeira 2015

Ahowayiz! Now you may or may not know that I made a rash promise on the Twitters that I’d do a diary of my holiers in Madeira, the way I did when I was on my holiers in Antarctica…

Sali Hughes!

Hello amigos, hello, hello, hello. You are probably surprised to hear from me again so soon after my lengthy spell of unreliableness but so many interesting and lovely things have happened that I HAVE to tell you…


Hello there, hello and sorry as always for the long delay since the last newsletter. The thing is, I’m in thrall to twitter and tend to post all my news on it as it’s quick and immediate and I’m a slave to the instant gratification. So please forgive me…

Walsh family books


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