Category Archives: Memories

Red-letter day

Fifty years ago today, while at school, I received my first letter from Sylvia Sayer, a special moment. Continue reading

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An infallible hiccup-cure

For my 1,000th blog I thought I’d share my hiccup cure which I learnt at school. Continue reading

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Be more conversational!

Fifty years ago I made my first speech, to my classmates. It was about national parks. Continue reading

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A unique festival

40 years ago was the start of the Devon American Fortnight festival of which I was the administrator. Continue reading

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Fifty years a friend

Fifty years ago today I first met my friend Marion Saunders. Continue reading

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Triple whammy at Yellowstone

Fifty years ago this month I had a memorable experience in the Yellowstone National Park. Continue reading

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Farewell to Dehradun

For the last five months I have enjoyed gigs from Dehradun, India Continue reading

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Ambassadorial visit

Karen Pierce is the first woman UK ambassador to the US; Anne Armstrong was the first US ambassador to the UK—and my Dad painted her. Continue reading

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Un-fair to Denham

For the first time in donkeys’ years, the traditional Whit fayre in Denham Village has been cancelled Continue reading

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Quiz: behind the scenes

My old family home, Wrango, was featured in the recent ITV series Quiz. Continue reading

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