Halfway Houses Primary School on the Isle of Sheppey

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I came across this photo on the internet a week or so ago. What a blast from the past. This was class 4 if memory serves. The teacher is Miss Monday. She was lovely. I was never a fan of school but I remember being in Miss Monday’s class with a certain degree of fondness. That’s me in the dungarees second row from the back, second from the right. Back then I was Claire Herbert.

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The devoted nana

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So what do you do when your four year old grandson asks you to dye your hair the same colour as his; ginger?

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You dye your hair the same colour as his; ginger.

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To coincide with my husband’s 60th birthday, he took 16 days holiday. That meant 16 days holiday for me too. Today is the last of those 16 and I can’t believe it’s over already. We’ve seen loads and eaten loads. Having a big appetite, the highlight of a lot of places we visited, for me anyway, was the food. A particularly noteworthy meal was the stew and dumplings with generous portion of roast potatoes in the canteen of a former prisoner of war camp.

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One of the things I love about having kids is that, no matter what we’re doing, we always have fun. This is me and my daughter sat in a sand pit with a coffee at Brymor Ice Cream Parlour in Wensleydale. The little redhead at my feet is my eldest grandchild, Dylan.

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It’s our 30th wedding anniversary today. We celebrated it at the Cattlemen’s Association in Harrogate with a couple of T-bones that looked as though they should be in The Flintstones.

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Here are two I made earlier

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Our youngest, Harry, is a full time mum who’s recently become addicted to watercolour painting. She’s already sold quite a few of her pictures on eBay. They are delightful with a great sense of movement, bags of charm and scrumptious colours.

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Harriet Frankland on eBay UK

Our eldest, Ben, is a self employed tiler but, every now and then, he too will get the urge to paint or draw. Although he sold a painting not so long ago, he doesn’t often have time to put brush to paper so it’ll probably be a while before another comes up for sale.

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I’m a proud mum.