Every time I mash a boiled egg, adding butter, mayonnaise and chopped parsley to paste on toast or make a sandwich, memories come flooding back to a time where Carol and I were sent on a holiday to the Vumba Heights. My Mother was never one to make a big deal over outings or any […]
So don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise because at 70 years old, well just about anyway, I’ve proved this again to myself and to the somewhat bemusement of my 43 year old son who silently thought this but didn’t dare say so.
As kids – all 5 of us – we lived in Mabelreign, a suburb of Salisbury, Rhodesia. It was a fairly ‘poor’ area -that is less affluent – so it was common that both parents worked full day. Families were also large for some reason and without our parents around to watch us, we were quite a […]
Who remembers going to school with a brown (box) suitcase before the nap-sacks became popular? In looking around my things for putting my Granddaughter’s collection of crayons and colouring books into, I suddenly thought how perfect a small suitcase would be – you know – the ones we used to have ‘in the old […]