A Trip Down Memory Lane

The CrownWhen I was young I needed only my dreams and ambitions. As I aged I needed my husband and my daughter. I still had dreams and ambitions of course.

Now as I’m approaching old age. Yes, I said approaching, I’m not quite there yet, I need my old friends. Those folks I haven’t seen in 30 years or more. Is it because as I stroll towards my sunset years I need to say goodbye? I don’t think so. I just want to reconnect with the people I had so much fun with before responsibility took over.

I’m taking a trip down memory lane this year. Visiting my old haunts, rekindling my teen age years. Names have changed, people (like me) have moved far away, but hopefully one or two of my old friends remain.

Can’t wait to introduce my daughter and her new husband to faces and places. London, Birmingham, Northumberland and North Yorkshire.

It’s not to say goodbye, but to say “hello again.”

If anyone out there remembers me I’d love to see you. I’ll be in Richmond, North Yorkshire December 26, 27 and 28th.

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Easby Abbey – North Yorkshire

On August 13th 1977 I was married here, in Easby Abbey Church, North Yorkshire. My daughter was christened here too, in 1984. The Reverend Stegall (god rest his soul) performed both ceremonies. I was happy to take my daughter back to this lovely old church a couple of years ago. If I never see it again, I will remember it. It will always be in my heart. My home is here in Colorado, but I can’t forget my past, it made me who I am.

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My first novel is available as and eBook or paperback by clicking on the book cover. Learn more about me and where I came from, Easby Abbey just scratches the surface. 

 

The Glory of England

My Childhood Home

My Childhood Home

My mum worked here as a housekeeper.

My mum worked here as a housekeeper.

Many long happy days were spent on the farm

Many long happy days were spent on the farm

Easby Abbey - Richmond In 1977 I was married here.

Easby Abbey – North Yorkshire. In 1977 I was married here.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Richmond, North Yorkshire.

 

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Before I publish my book ‘Dead of July’, I am taking a trip down memory lane and remembering what made me the person I am today. My Childhood was spent in the North of England. When I visited my old haunts a couple of years ago, I realized just how beautiful it was, and how lucky I was to have started my life there. Over the next month or so, I am going to share more images of my past. I hope you enjoy them.

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Happy Easter – In Loving Memory of Ethel and Wilf

Both of my parents died in the spring time. My dad died in 1988, and my mam in 2002. It seems like yesterday.

When Easter comes around I think of them both.

My dad was buried over the Easter weekend. 

Easter in England is a time of family picnic’s, walks, gatherings and pub lunches. I miss my parents the whole year round, but particularly at Easter.

Love you Mam and Dad. I hope you are together for Easter.

In loving memory of George Wilfred Newman

and Phoebe Ethel Newman.

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Brompton Church

When I think of you both, I think of the beautiful English countryside and our Sunday ‘outings’. I hope you are both proud of me now. I am following my dreams and becoming a writer. It took long enough.

Traveling to learn

Quick post before I leave for the day to my AuthorU event. Looking forward to mixing, networking and learning.

Not traveling far, just a short trip to Aurora Colorado to an event arranged by the very successful Book Shepherd’s.

Also hoping to get a review on my two Novella’s.

My first novella is set in Brompton on Swale, North Yorkshire, England. I moved from Brompton in 1977, when I married my Husband.

My second Novella (below) started in Blackpool in Lancasire and ended in County Durham, where I lived as a child. Now I live in Colorado so travel has always been a big part of my life. You can download ‘Girl on the Beach’ free from  Girl on the Beach (free) Smashwords

Both books can be purchased from Words from beyond or from the links below. 


Guy at the Bar – King William IV – Brompton-on-Swale

My book is in print

I rushed to get this book in print so I could take it back to England with me.

I wanted to take it back to the King William IV in Brompton-on-Swale, which is where the story began.

It wasn’t to be, the pub is closed.

I don’t give up easily though, I can still take this back to England with me, back to the village the story started.

You can purchase this directly from my website Words from beyond  using a credit card. 

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The ‘Rovers Return’

This is where I had my first drink in my first local pub.

I have not blogged here since last year.

This is my travel blog and since returning from Roma, I haven’t travelled. How sad is that?

In a little over a month I am going back to England for the first time since the death of my mother in 2002.

It will be the first time my daughter and husband have been back since we moved here in 1995. As well as visiting friends and family and having fun in London, we will be making a trip to Brompton on Swale. I lived in this picturesque village from 1967 until I was married in 1977. My parents are buried there.

As well as visiting them where they rest, I will be making a trip to the King William IV, which used to be my local pub. I am now a published author and my first short story starts in the King William IV. I hope the current Landlord/Landlady will like my story when I take them a copy.

Keep checking into my re-activated blog for the count down to the ‘Rovers Return’ and updates about my ‘Guy at the Bar’ story.

You can download a copy of ‘Guy at the Bar’ for $4.99 from:

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