Drive us not into temptation

Several years ago, not long after I had become a single parent, my parents invited us to celebrate Christmas with them. We had come through a stressful time and jumped at the chance. What could be nicer than a cosy family celebration? I would bring some special biscuits and the gingerbread house, one of the…

Lost in Time

I’ve never been diligent or dedicated enough to research my family tree.  The other day, though, I was tidying out my old desk when I came across some papers my grandfather sent to me 20 years ago.  He had done all the hard work and there it was, my grandfather’s family traced right back to…