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October 28, 2007

Auntie Mary

...Sometimes Auntie Mary would come to stay with us in Huddersfield. She was a very sharp-tongued woman who would not hesitate to speak her mind. Sometimes, she would upset my mother within half an hour of her arrival...

Elsie Eva tells of her Auntie Mary, an enigmatic character.

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January 01, 2006

New Year Resolution No.1

Elsie Eva has a pipe-dream on the first day of this new year. "Oh, for an announcement from some source on high, to the effect that smoking not only does you no harm, but is actually good for you, coupled with a special budget from the Chancellor cutting tobacco tax to nil...''

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December 22, 2005

Nativity Play - My Part In It

“Wise Men are special, and teacher chose me..’’ Elsie Eva’s poem gives a funny, child’s-eye account of that very special play.

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May 11, 2004

It's Good To Talk

Elsie Eva delights in conversations with her neighbours as they ride the bus into town.

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Those Noisy Nightingales

Peter Hinchliffe explains why some nightingales now make as much noise as motorbikes.

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April 13, 2004

Give Me A Ring

Elsie M Eva recalls that when she was a child the majority of families did not have home phones. And now she confronts the the age of text messaging.

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April 06, 2004

Driving And Cars

Help - I am hopelessly lost and about to panic. Elsie Eva expresses some humorous thoughts on signs which car drivers could flash at other road users.

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March 09, 2004

Common Sense

Elsie Eva expresses powerful and controversial views on education. Views which demand serious thought.

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February 23, 2004

That's Entertainment

Elsie M Eva recalls a village show in Thailand.

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February 17, 2004


Elsie Eva is irritated by the folly of political correctness.

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February 09, 2004

A Little Extra

Ever heard of psocids? Elsie M Eva tells you things that are probably best forgotten the next time you bite into a slice of bread.

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February 02, 2004

What's In A Name?

Elsie Eva, our new columnist, has fun considering the significance of her own name.

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