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Eulogy to Deb: This is Ripley, Signing Off

The beautiful eulogy given by Beverly Edgington at Deb’s Funeral on 10 June, 2015, inspired by the words of remembrance of her friends, family and acquaintances, seems a fitting way to conclude the ‘Not Quite Ripley’ blog: Daughter, Sister, Aunty, … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Deb’s Life by Tiu

I would like to share with you here the beautiful words of remembrance of Tiu de Haan, the celebrant at Deb’s funeral which took place at Lytham Park Crematorium on Wednesday 10th June, 2015. I will also share the other … Continue reading

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Park Avenue Beat

Well it’s Sunday morning so I’m here again.  My sleep patterns are a little crazy at the moment so I’ve actually been awake since just before 5am and have spent the time wisely.  The Sunday papers have been downloaded and … Continue reading

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My break up with Vinnie

Well he’s gone and I’ve made the decision the break up is permanent. I need to start off by being very clear about this. Chemotherapy is an invaluable tool in fighting cancer either killing it completely or providing some palliative … Continue reading

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Get the cannoli ready – he’s coming back

“Excuse me? Say that again?” The nice young doctor at A&E continued to look bemused and repeated “There’s something weird about your X-ray. The stent you had fitted has … Gone.” I mentioned the stent last time. It’s a three … Continue reading

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The sigh of relief of DOOM

When will I learn? It’s embarrassing. I love a good horror film and I know how they work. Our hero leans against the wall after a particularly scary encounter, blows out a huge sigh of relief and BANG my popcorn … Continue reading

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Well MY Nostromo has an Entertainment deck …

I’ve just been rereading the post from January 2012 called “Dolly has a Condition” and it made me smile. A bit wryly at some bits to be fair. Maybe the little chat with cancer on the beach was a bit … Continue reading

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