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By Caitlin Kelly

That low, golden, slanting light of autumn

Lying by the pool, snoozing, listening to the symphony of cicadas, planes buzzing overhead and sprinklers… 179 more words


Trumpet Boy Attack

Thursday, August 27th 2015

This one is for my Dad, Grandpa Bruce, who wonders if Gavin is practicing his trumpet.

The answer is, sort of! 6 more words


The marigold shrub, and other garden beauty

E grew some marigolds from seed this year that are the tallest marigolds I’ve ever seen. Here they are, next to our meter-stick for comparison. … 96 more words

Domestic Life

‘Why Charlotte?’ Unanswered Questions in the Inquests

Coroners’ inquests – both the surviving records and ensuing newspaper reports – are an invaluable source in opening up the homes of the Victorian working-classes. Through coroners’ meticulous investigations and the press fascination of all things death related, I have been able to uncover intimate details of domestic life and pry into the private space of the bedroom, but there are sometimes some inquests which leave me with unanswered questions no matter how much I dig around. 546 more words

Coroners' Inquests

We're clearly on overload

Between home re-organization, and getting M ready for college, our minds are on overload with logistics. M headed up to New Hampshire to spend a few days with my parents, and we later discovered he’d taken 2 out of 3 phone chargers from our house. 59 more words

Domestic Life

Lego Creations

Well it’s finally happened Lego fever has hit our house. This has been a long anticipated event for me. I’ve been waiting and waiting for the boys to want to build with their Lego but it just wasn’t happening. 303 more words