Tag Archives: 1990s

‘Don’t do it Di!’

When you’re bereaved of a close relative or friend, even 20 years on, there are moments when you think: ‘I’d have shared that with him or her’. It might be a news story, the death of a celebrity or something … Continue reading

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Awkward anniversaries for the bereaved

Anniversaries are difficult, both as a marker during the grieving process and as a sometimes unexpected reminder later on. Most people agree the first is the worst. That was certainly true for me. I’ve now got 20 behind me – … Continue reading

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Remembering Jackie Mann

I was talking to a friend the other day about times past when Sunday supplements used to have small ads for ‘book finders’, individuals who, for a fee would track down out of print books. It was expensive and most … Continue reading

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15 September 1996

Strange, what with the impending 20th anniversary on 15 October, I remember something similar from 15 September 1996 which I’ve not thought about in years. A car crash at Puddletown near Dorchester in the early hours that day killed four … Continue reading

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And when did you last see your sister?

No gym this morning and very strange that I find myself sitting at the computer writing this. It’s 20 years exactly since I last saw Jenny. That was at 7.45 on 31 August 1996, a Saturday morning. I’d already had … Continue reading

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Twenty years ago – August 1996

The start of a new week and another month. When we were young children, the first of each month was always greeted with cries of ‘White rabbits!’ I have no idea why. This particular month is going to be a … Continue reading

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