Libraries going extinct? Heaven forfend!
Almost missed a momentous event amid the routine of supper prep.
Learning to Read
Six years old…. Canton, China. My six-year-old heart was burbling with excitement. Today I would be given my very own book with real words in it! Today I was going to learn to read. I rushed to our classroom – an unused room in the servants’ wing of the house, overlooking the canal (windows closed… Continue reading Learning to Read
Drinks in the Street
On some evenings Jacqueline Kelm (The Joy of Appreciative Living) sits in her driveway with a drink, and greets passersby. Niece Lorrie has chilli with her cul-de-sac neighbours every Hallowe’en night. We have sudden street parties. The last one was because our daughter Joy presented us with an anniversary bottle of sparkling pink fizz. The… Continue reading Drinks in the Street