Our Golden Rail honeymoon. #weddings

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated out forty second wedding anniversary. You can read about our Ruby Wedding Anniversary here. I was looking on my laptop for some scans of photos of the big day and found some of our wedding cards. This lead me onto remembering our honeymoon ….. We went to stay…

Roses in June

I’ve had a very busy blogging month, just not on this blog! I’m still posting every day on my 3sixtyfiveblog and I’ve enjoyed researching and writing all the posts. I’ve had some lovely posts about the special flower for the month of June; hence the photo at the start of this post. One of my…

Hypocrisy, Secrets and Lies

Originally posted on 3 Sixty Five Blog:
There are now thousands of Kindle titles available on Amazon. More books are added everyday by publishers and self-publishers and it’s impossible to keep up with the sheer volume and variety of titles available. The likelihood of you finding “Magnificent Britain” by Michael Murray from a random search of…

I never intended to become a teacher.

If anyone asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would always say I was going to be an air hostess. This was the glamour career of choice for many girls at the time. Air travel was becoming more accessible to ever more people and BOAC and BEA were household…

The day I almost met the Queen!

In the Upper Sixth Form I hoped to be appointed as a school prefect but our progressive Headmistress had other ideas. She discovered democracy and announced that the role of prefect was now abolished and in future five school leaders would be elected to undertake the prefects’ duties. These duties mainly involved supervising the younger…

How shall we find the concord of this discord?

Originally posted on 3 Sixty Five Blog:
Today I’m doing a book promotion for Michael Murray’s new novel, Leefdale. As well as being the author of Magnificent Britain, Julia’s Room, and the best-selling detective novel, A Single to Filey, Michael has been my other half for over forty years. He’s been writing Leefdale and its companion…

Just in Time! My last blogpost in 2017!

It’s ages since I wrote a post on this blog. But not as bad as Ruby Murray and the absent blogpost writer in 2016. I’ve been a very busy blogger since November 3rd 2017 – just not on this blog! You might enjoy my daily 3sixtyfiveblog which is an eclectic mix of Music, Books, TV and …

Vintage Radio and the Comedy Sofa

I’m not usually a big fan of the radio and apart from Radio 4’s “Today” don’t listen to any programme or radio station regularly. Consequently the massive expansion in niche, small scale radio outlets has largely passed me by. Until last Saturday when I found myself tuned into Surge Radio, a student radio station based…

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

My lifestyle has been altered massively by my diagnosis and treatment. (See Don’t leave it too late! and Prickly Bottoms.) I’ve had to make lots of adjustments to body maintenance including changes to diet, moisturising and taking plenty of rests. At times this can all be very irksome but is undeniably necessary. However there are…