Tag Archives: War

Living in Interesting Times

I am reminded of the old Chinese curse – “May you live in interesting times.” It was difficult to leap out of bed this morning with my normal enthusiasm (sic), what with thinking about all these jolly interesting times we’re … Continue reading

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Charley Ottey 1897-1916

We have a rolling pin with a history. Knowing this history makes a difference.  It is old. It was owned by my great grandmother, a woman called Lizzie, who had been born in 1862 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, into a large … Continue reading

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New Photographs

Armistice Day in Newcastle, one hundred years after the start of the First World War, I saw this disabled parking sign on the ground, which seemed somehow appropriate. The breaking up of the surface and the colours seemed to make … Continue reading

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