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 […]
Seeing a woman today stopping to fix her clearly broken slop (aka these days as ‘Flip-Flops) here in the UK made me smile as it brought back very happy memories as a Mabelreign kid (in 19-footsak). Bata slip-slops were our common foot-wear and worn till the soles were worn thin and the edges curled up like […]