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Being a good ancestor

Posted by Jan on 14 April 2021 | Comments

Skeleton leaves After the deaths of both our parents we, their five children, received some money, quite a significant amount from the sale of their house and their savings. They had not received any inheritance from their parents, there was very little left from our grandparents' lives, but our parents were very clear about wanting to leave something for us, which was generous of them.

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Planning

Posted by Jan on 6 April 2021 | Comments

Dream to goal

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Weight of the world

Posted by Jan on 27 March 2021 | Comments

Hope2 There's a joke that goes like this: The power in our relationship is shared fifty-fifty. I make all the small decisions – where we live and work, how we spend our money, where the children are educated; and my wife makes all the big decisions – whether to invade China, how to deal with child poverty, when to do the next moon shot...

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Joy

Posted by Jan on 16 March 2021 | Comments

Kites It's never too late to have a happy childhood*

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Loss

Posted by Jan on 9 March 2021 | Comments

DSCF5278 Strangely enough, I wrote about loss a few weeks ago – and then I lost the file! Truly, I fumbled the 'save' button and it vanished. Very apt.

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Courage

Posted by Jan on 2 March 2021 | Comments

 

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Strength

Posted by Jan on 23 February 2021 | Comments

2010 0117tryfirst0005 As I jogged down the street on my way to a gentle run round the waterfront, I passed a house where a team of scaffolders were dismantling their structure and loading it on a truck. They were loud and cheerful with music throbbing along with their banter. I asked if it was safe to pass and got a laugh by sheltering my head with my hands as I scuttled by.

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Role models - friends

Posted by Jan on 16 February 2021 | Comments

Role models - friends

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Role models - family

Posted by on 4 February 2021 | Comments

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A Good Age

Posted by Jan on 2 February 2021 | Comments

A Good Age:

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