Monthly Archives: April 2018

Midwinter Violins

I came across a children’s book from the early 70s in a charity shop, and bought it as much for the cover as anything. I love the artwork in old children’s books. I’m also of the opinion that the 60s … Continue reading

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More Words of Wisdom

Few people are aware that May Eve, or Beltane Eve, is almost as spooky as Halloween. My trusty Perpetual Almanack of Folklore reminds us that it’s important to keep babies safe at this time: A crust of salted bread under … Continue reading

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Recognition

I recently posted about an article I wrote for Aquila magazine on the Votes for Women campaign. I mentioned that the research had been something of an eye-opener – I was surprised how violent the suffragette activity often was and … Continue reading

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A Radical Travel Solution

We all know what it’s like – you’re off on holiday and struggling to find room to fit everything into the car… To be fair, maybe there isn’t much leg room in those things. Nevertheless, I can’t help thinking a … Continue reading

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What they Don’t teach you at school…

Now I never knew the first part, but then science was my worst subject at school. I suppose at least it proves God has a sense of humour.

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Levity and Youthful Excursions

I passed on some sound advice to young gentlemen, designed to help them in their dealings with young ladies, in a recent posting – gleaned from my trusty Perpetual Almanack of Folklore. This proved so popular that it went viral … Continue reading

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