Resignation – a poyum

For Cecilia, who passed on today. The world was a happier place wherever she travelled. We were in the same branch of the University of the 3rd Age Garden Club which members travelled around many historical homes and stunning gardens. Cecilia was Austrian, I am Scottish so tended to travel around together. She could be…… Continue reading Resignation – a poyum

F@acebook At Its Best…sharing the love

This Prince was always getting into trouble too, but his name isnt Harry or Andrew, just Prince. No not Prince the would-be- nameless singer. This Prince was by nature an entertainer. “The runt of the litter”, as Kerry referred to him on fb today, he came along as a puppy many years ago, and being…… Continue reading F@acebook At Its Best…sharing the love

The Robin and the Rainbow – poyum

Earlier today against a sullen sky I saw a rainbow on a bitter cold December day while to my right the sky was blue and sun was shining weakly but shining nonetheless It’s snowing in Sheffield and Maltby our driver said as the rainbow was fading and the traffic lights changed to green It was…… Continue reading The Robin and the Rainbow – poyum

My Big Day Out – as a Mature Exchange Student – in England

There are two journals relating to fhis: ‘Le Journal de Eunice’, and ‘Campus Lìfe’. The first blogs my lead-up to being acepted as an Overseas Exchange Stuďent. I really badly wanted to study in Italy. I love all things Italian! But if I went to the UK I would only be a traìn journey from…… Continue reading My Big Day Out – as a Mature Exchange Student – in England

Big Boy’s Toys -Amazing model boats are a very grown up hobby.

Over in Mee Memoirs I wrote about my old school  friend John (McCarron) and our mutual childhood interest in sailing model boats on the boating pond in Ayr, Scotland. The Children’s Boating Pond These days I am happy to view the real sailing boats over by the Yacht Club, or coming and going in Newcastle…… Continue reading Big Boy’s Toys -Amazing model boats are a very grown up hobby.

My Beatles Poster

I was a Sixties Beatles Fan Found this while otrying to find papers to put through my new all-,singing all-dancing birthday paper shredder. It is so tattered and is in bits but has all the lyrics to the songs on the album on the back of the poster so quite a collector’s item. I also still…… Continue reading My Beatles Poster

Culzean Castle Revisited

Official PhotoVideo of Culzean (pronounced ‘Cullane’ Castle Scotland is full of castles. These days they are pretty well- maintained and no longer old ruins. This is the castle of my childhood, where our church would hold its annual Sunday School Picnic, or we would go with visitors. It appears to be a busy and interesting…… Continue reading Culzean Castle Revisited

The Bubble Car and The Car Pool

Memoir circa 1965 Model Heinkel car owned by John McCarron  Wow! Love the number  plate for Eunice Carol! What a great little car! Reminds me of the tiny Fiat that 5 of us used to travel in- like sardines from Worksop to Retford when I was a TO in the Tax Office around 1965-67. That…… Continue reading The Bubble Car and The Car Pool

A Family Reason Why I Support the Queen – Jock Howieson

Supposed portrait of my ancestorJock Howieson

Supposed portrait of Jock Howieson my ancestor 1500s No, I’m not being pretentious – just saying. Family History Follow on to Why the Queen Has Read This apparentl.y A fun story (originally by Sir Walter Scott). The outcome being that the Howieson clan is honour-bound by decree to provide rest and hospitality to the reigning…… Continue reading A Family Reason Why I Support the Queen – Jock Howieson


Bronze-Age skeletons unearthed over our back fence Excerpt from my Campus Life journal One of the two Bronze-Age skeletons (Neo-Roman) unearthed over the fence in the Back Field during the archaeological dig circa 2004 This is an exerpt from my Journal Campus Life that I have attached to Mee Memoirs Intro to Campus Life P83……… Continue reading SSKELETONS IN THE BACK YARD OUR (REALLY) OLD NEIGHBOURS

A Real Hardware Shop a joy! So much shiny treasure, bright plastic, gadgets you never new existed and, best of all, a person who understands exactly what you need, and where to find it. (though not like Ronnie Barker in the famous ,’Fork Handles ( four candles) skit in the Two Ronnies TV series……. Bridge Street Worksop, England…… Continue reading A Real Hardware Shop