Category Archives: My First…

My First…Time Home Alone

A good friend was talking the other day about how she is trying to give one of her children a bit more independence now that they are at secondary school. It reminded me that, once upon a time, being left … Continue reading

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31 July 1982

Sat Jul XXXI Last day of July. Did another charity collection with Mrs P. Not a good response for the Crippled Children. The others went out so I went to rugby. OTAHUHU beat NORTH SHORE 26-16 and GRAMMER beat UNIVERSITY … Continue reading

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My First…Cure Album

I make no apologies for today’s Memory. I have written before about my unrelenting love of The Cure and earlier this week I had the privilege of seeing them in the wonderful setting of the Royal Albert Hall. More significantly … Continue reading

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My First…Football Match

It is about five years since I fell out of love with football. Up until that point, though, I was pretty much as mad about the game as the next man or boy. I even bought a tiny portable TV … Continue reading

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My First…Cricket Coach

Okay, I know that this has all gone a bit ‘cricketty’ this month, but to be honest with you that is precisely how I used to spend my summers when I was growing up – playing cricket, reading about cricket … Continue reading

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