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A Birthday Surprise

A girl collecting leaves
When you live in one place for as long as I have, you get to know everyone in the locality. I have lived in one house for 25 years now. When we moved to this house, the first person I met was Tara. Her parents lived in the next block. I think she was about eight when I first...

Take Care

Look out for the traffic! Be careful! Don't fall into the drain!""Oh, Mum! I'm only going to the shop to buy you a loaf of bread. The way you're going on, the neighbours will think I'm cycling all the way to London! You know there's very little traffic on our quiet estate roads… and anyway, the drains are not...

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