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Herefordian Through and Through

Touching Base That’s part of being an expat. Sometimes you need to return to your real ‘home,’ and real people. Auntie Annie was born on a farm in Herefordshire, the second eldest of five siblings. In June she will be … Continue reading

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Homesick for Hills

It’s six months since I was in the UK and I’m getting hill-withdrawal symptoms. I was telling a friend the other day that even after being here for 26 years, I still suffer from homesickness. There’s often a profound longing … Continue reading

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Meet Merrily Watkins, Herefordian ghost-buster

Merrily Watkins is a favourite fictional character of mine. She lives in rural Herefordshire, the county where I was born and grew up. She is a parish priest and deliverance minister or ghost-buster, in the vernacular. Merrily is in her … Continue reading

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Home Swapping – Your Place for Mine

A few years ago I registered as an aspiring home-swapper on Homebase Holidays. Membership is approx thirty pounds a year. I chose this site because of its emphasis on properties in theUK. As an expat living in Amsterdam, home-exchange offered the … Continue reading

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