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September 17, 2020 Susan Elkin

Widow’s hols

For fifty years I went on holiday with Nick – from the very first time when we stayed in a mobile home...

July 14, 2020 Susan Elkin

My life in knickers

I was thirteen when I finally persuaded my mother that I was old enough to have a pair of grown up stockings...

October 23, 2019 Susan Elkin

Shopping for one

I’ve now been a widow for nine weeks and am still having to work out  the practical details of a completely different...

August 31, 2018 Susan Elkin

Double carbs anyone?

I think a lot about obesity and about why so many people I see out and about are grossly, often morbidly, fat....

June 3, 2018 Susan Elkin

Playing for pleasure

I write a lot about the performing arts I watch other people engaging in. Last week, for a change, it was my...

August 30, 2017 Susan Elkin

Money Worries

Money is becoming a problem in the household I share with My Loved One and the loathed Ms Alzheimers. Don’t squirm. This...

April 14, 2017 Susan Elkin

Hang on to pub names please

Established pub names are worth fighting for. In fact there should be some sort of preservation order on them. We have to...