Memorable gifts and chocolate hearts

Memorable gifts and chocolate hearts

Sometimes you can’t beat foil-wrapped chocolate hearts Somehow, after twenty-seven years of marriage the red roses and champagne element of my life is, shall we say, a little dormant, so when I sat down to write a piece for Valentine’s Day, my mind went a complete blank. The fact that the great day falls on […]

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A heated discussion

A heated discussion

Mari Wallace just wants to be warm! Whenever we near the end of British Summer Time and are plunged back into GMT, I know that the battle with my partner, Alan, over the thermostat will soon follow. Maybe it doesn’t help that I’m American – and consequently used to houses being kept nice and warm […]

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The Honey Hunter: Virtual whirlwind

The Honey Hunter: Virtual whirlwind

Blue Eyes came from nowhere. There he was smiling in nearly every photo, in different locations, out with friends, on holiday… not posing and pouting in selfies taken in his living room (seriously – do women like that?). His profile was well written (good spelling and grammar), warm, charming, funny without trying too hard… I […]

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Iris: A night at the cinema

Iris: A night at the cinema

“If only Hereford had a better cinema,” bemoaned my husband with a heavy heart and not for the first time. Being a Londoner he grew up on takeaway kebabs and going to the cinema whereas for me the first was unheard of and the second such a rare treat that I can remember each and […]

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