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The First Memory

It is intriguing to discover theearliest memories people have. Not just what, but how old they were. Mine is of sitting in the front seat of my father’s work van, with my new born sister in my lap, bringing her and my mother home from the hospital for the first time. 868 more words

18th Century History

Hounds of Heaven

(His whiskers were heroic…red, profuse, goatlike)

Staying put for a week in an AirBnB  in Tasmania, due to shoulder injury, while Russell does the Overland Track. 386 more words

Dr Johnson, Dickens and tea

I think we could all be forgiven for not knowing that it was English Tourism Week, and I only found out by accident a few days ago. 216 more words

Chateau D'If

On the Trail of Dr Johnson | To the Llyn and Back Again

Where we left off last time, Dr Johnson was in Caernarfon with his travelling companions; the Thrale family along with a local politician called Colonel Wynne, an Italian by the name of Pascal Paoli and some naval chap called Troughton. 3,068 more words


Dr Johnson’s House

Turn off Fleet street and wend your way through a maze of small streets and courtyards and you’ll arrive at Gough Square. Although most of the buildings around the square are relatively modern,  No. 703 more words


Coals to Newcastle

The Scottish media are delighted by the idea that tea is now grown, albeit in limited quantities, in the Highlands; and that it has ‘generated interest’ from China. 337 more words

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