Summer comes to Somerrset!

I feel quite guilty that I have been so negative about the weather recently when so many people have suffered so badly at every extreme of climatic conditions. I’ve been moaning about our lack of vegetables, but our lives and those of our children don’t depend on our crops coming to harvest or failing. That to one side, I am so […]

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Uncle Wid

Although we were not particularly well-off, our house was always open to my parents’ friends and acquaintances. My dad, Donald, was born and brought up in Cambridge and his parents lived at the Portland Arms Hotel, so he knew many, many people in the town. Donald had his youth interrupted by seven years of war, but when he […]

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on Weston’s Grand Pier

    The Grand Pier is not just a long promenade out into the sea, at the end there is a funfair, just the thing for rainy days on holiday! Tremendously loud, music, rides, machines, screams… but great if you like that sort of thing, and plenty of kids do!       Time for a cup of coffee, I […]

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