Memory is as slippery as an over-buttered kipper. Nourishing though. We’re at the midway point of the challenge, and my theme has taken on a far greater significance than it had when I first rather flippantly chose it. Memory has played tricks on me as I’ve written these posts, putting me in places at different … Continue reading Memory
With ‘Memory’ as my theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I’ve been working my way through the alphabet this month. For each letter, I think ‘what can I recall about B or K or H’ and so on, and fairly quickly a word pops into my head. So far I’ve been able to … Continue reading ‘L’ Words…
My dad would fry kippers for breakfast some mornings. Imagine a wayward teenage girl with a big red and black smoked fish on their plate; that was me. Dad knew what he was doing; he knew how to keep me in line: Feed me a good breakfast. He used to cook his kippers in butter … Continue reading Kippers (or, A Very Fishy Memory)
I have a number of mental snapshots that feature giraffes - four memories to be precise. I’m in the back of Dad’s car and he’s driving. Mum is in the passenger seat. We’re at a wildlife park somewhere in England, but I can’t remember which. Dad has his window open. A giraffe lopes towards the … Continue reading Giraffes – four of them.
As my theme for the A to Z Challenge is Memory, slipping into narratives about the past is all too easy. Today, I thought I would take the old saying 'Elephants Never Forget' and play with it instead. With that in mind, I looked for a cute clip of an elephant not forgetting something on Youtube, … Continue reading Elephants Never Forget
A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to remember all the nicknames that I’d given to my eldest daughter when she was a baby. I was with a friend and our children, enjoying a meal. My daughter was looking at me with her big brown eyes expecting one of those baby stories that she loves … Continue reading Baby Bubble
I’ve decided to push my writing further by participating in the blogosphere’s A to Z Challenge in April for the first time. It works like this: If we take Sundays off, there are twenty-six days in April. Coincidentally, there are twenty-six letters in the alphabet. So, I’m going to blog everyday in April, except Sundays, and … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge & Theme Reveal