Category Archives: Girls

How to Almost Run a Marathon

With Caro away on a charity cycle ride, I thought I’d regale you with a few tales of my own attempts to raise money for charity. I’m really not that good at it. I was lucky as a child. Every … Continue reading

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What We Did Next

After a night in London, we went back down to the south coast to spend some time with Nana and Grandad Bob – effectively ending our journey where it began. After a month with Gran and Grandad it only seemed … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Diary

Written into the front and the back of the diary are a number of things. There are the home addresses of Mr Parr-Whalley (why?), Vince Gooding and Kerry Munday, one of the boy’s who sat behind me in Mr Parr-Whalley’s … Continue reading

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15 July 1982

Thur Jul XV Grant came to tea. Had Pizza, B. Potatoe’s, A. Pie + Cake. Karen had Raewyn round too. Taught Grant to play Subbuteo and won 4-0. I even missed a penalty! at last got to see the final … Continue reading

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10 May 1982

Mon May X Went to St L’s. Arranged a Treasure hunt for Karens Guides ‘do‘ tomorrow. Treasure hunts seem to be one of those things that have gone completely out of fashion, but for a time they seemed to be … Continue reading

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29 February

This has nothing to do with the New Zealand diary. Apart from anything else, 1982 wasn’t a leap year. On the other hand, I couldn’t pass up the chance to write something on a day that only occurs once every … Continue reading

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Tell Sid

One of the nice things about my degree was that it was a joint honours course i.e. I studied two subjects instead of one. In those days before computerised timetabling, a certain amount of work was needed to try to … Continue reading

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