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Revisiting Old Times

This weekend I took my niece and nephew on a small day trip to explore the mountains. My intention was to visit a small town that I remember going to as a kid, in search of  stones we could fashion into trinkets, small tokens to remember good times. 455 more words


The Good Old Days

By courtesy of Shropshire historian and author David Trumper (an old – in the nicest sense of the word! – friend from the days of Shrewsbury folk club), here’s a photo of the ceilidh band Haywain that certainly rang bells for me. 117 more words

Dave Trumper

The End Traditional Trade Persons

A recent story in the news had me thinking !

The end of Milk bottles , the story of how Dairy Crest stopped production of the humble milk bottle as demand and social change has forced the company to stop production now changing to plastic containers, the end of the tradtional milk man that generations have known the clank of bottles to 4am and the sight of the milkman on his float , this made me think of other trades and occupations that have since faded into time. 249 more words

Birnkuchen aus guten Birnen - zur Kochbuchpatenschaft

Vor einiger Zeit bekam ich ein Kochbuch aus dem Jahre 1900 geschenkt.  Es ist das “Neue Augsburger Kochbuch mit 365 Speisenzetteln und den dazugehörigen Anweisungen sowohl für die gut bürgerliche als höhere Küche”. 740 more words


Rainy Days spent in a Twilight Daze

Ok. All I’ve been blogging about lately is boys, boys, boys. All I can say is that it’s a phase and hopefully I’ll get over it soon, because I’m starting to make myself gag with all this mushiness. 421 more words

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