Monthly Archives: June 2022

We All Want to Live in a Castle!

Or at least go to school in one! Don’t we? The castle at Sille-le-Guillaume, just a half-hour on the train from Le Mans in North West France, was used as the town’s school right up to 1971. A purpose built … Continue reading

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First Family Cats

From the Cancer Memory Diary. I called Uncle Alan and Auntie Eila Nunc-nunc and Nauntie, and the names stuck their entire lives long, signing their pet names in my birthday cards for decades. My parents and Grandma Bing were close … Continue reading

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The Cancer Memory Diary

Shortly after my diagnosis last summer I picked up a notebook I had been given for a birthday and began to fill it with memories. I felt I needed to download in case the worst happened, but instead of fear … Continue reading

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What is a Castle for?

There are many reasons why a castle gets built. Some are strong rooms to protect a town’s goodies. Others are built to garrison troops. Some are built just to show off! The castle at Zonza was all about demonstrating the … Continue reading

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