There’s only a few weeks until 2018 is over. It’s been a complete year of change for us, a new home, a new lifestyle of less money but much more time and so much less…

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Last week, on the coldest snowiest night of the year, just before midnight, as it was blowing a blizzard in the darkness, our little friend slipped away.  Coco was 14 1/2 years old and we…

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I was in Northern Ireland last week and not only did we have a lovely time, but I also managed to decrease and slow down my media usage. We didn’t have the television on all…

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As part of the celebrations for my mother’s 80th birthday, I took her and her sister back to Northern Ireland – or Norn Irn as the locals say it! My mother’s family are from Ireland,…

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We had to say goodbye to one of our dogs just over a week ago. She was well over 15 years old and had been very frail for a while. We thought we’d lost her…

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