A pipe protrudes from the near face of the tank. From it water dribbles into a bucket. Ivy cannot help but notice that some of the khaki coloured deposits left by the cows has landed on the edge of the flags. Continue reading Monday Memories: Beginnings #2 – A Cotage by a Stream
The young woman . . . thinks it was a mistake to bring her mother on this expedition to inspect the cottage. Continue reading Monday Memories: Beginnings #1 – A Country Walk
The genteman with Parkinson’s ceased attending the group. A couple of years later he came to me with plans for another book. He had been researching his ancestry in County Clare and had discovered that a female relative was among … Continue reading Monday Memories: Life After Retirement #5 – I Learn About the Famine
For the first few weeks after we moved in to oiur new house, thoughout the summer of 2011, work continued around the site, although a lot of the time it seemed that it was more a matter of the two … Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement #4: More Books and a Garden.
We paid our holding deposit in August, accepted an offer on our house the following month, and took possession of a rented property on a six month lease. By February no work had been done on the home we thought we were buying. Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement #3: Last Move.
I found myself in full time paid employment once again, albeit for a short period. Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement #2: Back to Work.
In the run up to retirement I was repeatedly asked “What are you going to do with your time?” I was in no doubt, and told anyone who asked, that writing and painting were things I’d always wanted to do. … Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement: #1 The first two years
The company mandated 26 days leave during an employee’s final year before retirement. Continue reading Monday Memories – Preparing for Retirement
Howden . . . was regarded as a Liberal Democrat “target” and that young woman worked hard for Jon’s team. Her name? Jo Swinson. Last week she was elected leader of the Party, Continue reading Monday Memories – Still in the Real World, Still Political
Before receiving the letter from the tracing agency I had no idea the man even existed. Continue reading Monday Memories – an unexpected legacy