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Cousin Sally was over for a walk and lunch after Christmas.

We were pleased to be able to entertain her as she usually prefers to entertain us (but that’s another story).

Our walk was round the Bury, young Queen Mum’s home. We visited the church on the way. Lady B-L let us in. Leaving there we skirted the mansion’s grounds. A sprightly, older man approaching sidestepped to give us space. I thanked him.

“That’s Sir Simon, the Queen’s cousin.” whispered Mrs H.

Belatedly, I went to tug my forelock... but alas it wasn’t there! (But that’s another story too...)

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    Christopher about 2 months ago

    Nice. I'm looking forward to the other stories too (if you ever get around to writing them).

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks Christopher. Dig in the ribs taken! Should be back on form after Steve’s funeral next week.

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Loved the "another story" theme Neville :)

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks Drew. I think it might have possibilities (provided I damn well get on with writing them!... and I haven’t forgotten the other unfinished symphonies...) 🧐

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Lol, that's no problem, it's not the best of times for you so just make sure you and yours are ok. And when it's all back on a more even keel we can pressurise you then lol !

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    Christopher about 2 months ago

    Yeah, get yourself together. The new year will (hopefully) bring new inspirations and new possibilities (and more Fedelta!)

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    Christopher about 2 months ago

    And RIP again to Mr. McBrevity.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks both. I finished writing a poem at 3am this morning for me to read at the funeral next week as one of the readings. Not remotely religious though, but Steve’s family, whom I sent it to, reckon he’d have loved it, and so did they, which was a relief. Hopefully it will raise a smile or three. 🤭

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Well done Neville - it takes some balls to read a poem in public, and I'm sure Steve would appreciate that. Good luck with it, and I hope the day goes as well as possible.
    I hope I'm not out of order saying this, but would it be appropriate to add to Drablr at some time in the future?

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    I will certainly add it to Drablr soon if you wish. With 7 verses it will straddle two drabbles, so I’ll set a context to make it fit. I might also do the same for a poem I wrote and read out in church at Jane-o’s wedding, ‘Fatherly Advice’, based on my own recipe for a happy marriage, which went down very well, even with the Bishop... one of the guests came up to me at the reception afterwards telling me he’d heard it before, but had forgotten who wrote it... could I remind him? He didn’t believe me when I said he hadn’t heard it before and that it was me who wrote it a couple of weeks before. I was pretty chuffed, I can say.

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