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Think of something you take for granted every single day.
Electricity, Water, plumbing in general…food (Stores), transportation, a roof over your head.
Now take at least one of those away for an undetermined time. 401 more words


2oz of butter put in one’s own personal dish to last the week. Being a prefect in the prefects’ sit (or was it “Little Sit”?) and eating 12 slices of bread for tea on a Sunday. 266 more words

Fawcett House

Postcards of the Great War 39

Artist – Douglas Tempest, Published by Bamforth & Co.

“Witty” Series No. 736

Not postally used


The Enlisted Man...on the front lines of fashion

While thrifting in a cavernous warehouse somewhere near the Hackensack waterfront of Urban New Jersey, I found a dress. A sleeveless, shapeless, mustard maxi with a sparkling band under bust; way too big without binder clipping the back, for only $5. 529 more words

Fashion History

Homemade MRE, intro video

Some decades ago, the military created the Meal Ready to Eat, aka MRE. The concept was that everything in the pouch could be eaten with minimal (if any) preparation. 143 more words

Gadget Reviews And More

1914 - October 12

The confusion here is awful – millions of tons of English rations and yet we are issued French rations. The Staff are very staffy and stupid.

British Army