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Childhood

It is an ever-recurring pleasure to relive vicariously the discoveries, joys and little triumphs of early childhood, whenever I see their glow shining in Ava’s eyes.

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The wave

A bit of phone fun.

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Disappeared…

Looking through some Yorkshire directories on a genealogy hunt last night I found two wonderful, if rather niche, job categories – Strickle Makers and Scribbling and Fulling Millers. It set me off, not least as I think my last job … Continue reading

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Signs

Sparse, icy winds slink away under the banishing warmth of the sun’s stern glare, surrendering to the nascent spring song.

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Winter into spring

A tad optimistic, perhaps, as I’m sure winter has more to surprise us with, but spring has been advancing of late. A few phone snaps from a couple of meanders in the last few days, at Worcester Woods and my … Continue reading

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Entmoot

A wayside stop last summer in rural France (in the Brenne). The tree circle looked like an Entmoot…

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The Dreamer

Just a bit of phone fun…

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Insomnia…

…a mobile phone and Snapseed.

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Merry Christmas!

A brief entry today to wish any passers-by all the very best for the festive season and a peaceful New Year. The post was triggered by my coming across this not-too-brilliantly-scanned slide from Christmas 1962, taken in my bedroom in … Continue reading

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Centenary

It’s just 100 years since a 19-year-old lad from Halifax, Yorkshire, died from the gas that had wounded him on 5th September 1918. Read a little more about my great-uncle Leonard in a previous post here.

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