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Death by Dementia and Teeth (Dad’s Drawers Part 12)

My Dad died when he was 91, but lived until he was 92. Nobody would describe those last few months as life. On his 90th birthday, with family gathered around, dad joked that he would have looked after himself better, … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers Part 11: The Increasing Hoards and the Fairy of Hackney Marshes

I know it’s been a long time since the last blog. My only excuse is my lazy disposition and my general dislike of the ‘not-putting-off-tomorrow-what-you-can-do-today’ lie. Quite frequently I have found that the upside to putting things off until tomorrow … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers 8: Overarching Metaphors and the Car Park That Was Too Short

Rules and authority were not things that my dad took much notice of.  He had a view that nothing should be accepted without question.  I’m not talking about the type of authority which keeps our country from becoming a lawless … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers Part Three – The Fat Nude and the sea of bubble wrap

The Fat Nude (with the uneven knees) ….. and, how I ended up in Christie’s Auction House surrounded by a sea of bubble wrap, with a fit of the giggles. The Fat Nude (my title, not the artist’s) is a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers: Episode 2 – The Gun

Dad’s Drawers: Episode two and the story of the gun. Some background first and then the gun. My dad was an Austrian Jew, born in Vienna in 1919. Hoping to keep one step ahead of Hitler he, in his own … Continue reading

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