Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
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Holocaust Memorial Day
I accompanied my aunt to the local event to commemorate the liberation of
Auschwitz-Birkenauon 27 January 1945.This year’s theme was Communities Together:Build a Bridge.
came to the UK as a young girl on the Kindertransport after Kristallnacht to
flee the Nazis.She and her sister
managed to escape but her parents and many other members of her family perished
in the death camps.Members of my family
died in the Warsaw Ghetto.
survivors and their families attended.The fact that these people have reached a grand old age and have been
successful in their fields shows that, despite the holocaust, Hitler failed in
many people in the world still suffer from persecution because of their race,
religion, disabilities or sexuality.
One of the
projects of this scheme is to keep alive the music of the death camps and a
choir sang a Czech folksong composed by Gideon Klein (1919-45) while in the
Terezin Concentration Camp.
Mogendorff spoke about his parents who survived the Holocaust in Holland and a
group of young people acted out the story of Anna, a recent refugee w
ho fled to
the UK from Eritrea.
Carter, who has only recently tracked down her father’s grave in Germany, lit
candles and recited the commitments of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and
Rudi Leavor sang the mourning prayer El Male Rachamim and led the minute’s
I am keeping up with the weekly challenge and have had one short story accepted, one rejected (well send back for re-editing) and read out two of my pieces on local radio.
Watched: Borgen, The Shrine, episode 1 of the new series of the excellent Moving On pluscried my way through Call the Midwife.
Went to see the National Theatre production of The Magistrate screened locally. Academy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John
Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, 3rd Rock from the Sun) takes
the title role in this uproarious Victorian farce, with Olivier Award-winner
Nancy Carroll (After the Dance) as his wife Agatha. The director
is Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You and Into the
Woods, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London).
his louche air and a developed taste for smoking, gambling, alcohol and woman,
it's hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only fourteen. And that's because he
isn't. When Agatha dropped
five years from her true age and that of her son when she married amiable
magistrate Posket, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous
mishaps.Read: Very little
Healthy Writers Group
Shovelled a load of snow in the past week, Pilates and some indoor exercise. It's a start!