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I’ve set things in motion. I’ve arranged a few pieces of the jigsaw on an uneven surface and now I wait to see what alchemy occurs.
“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
John Banville, The Sea
I’m wanting to take a different and less predictable route to help me to understand my fascination with our old Birmingham Canal Navigation day boat…887 more words
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The distinction between life and lifeless is a human construct. Every atom in this body existed before organic life emerged 4000 million years ago. Remember our childhood as minerals, as lava, as rocks?
“FAMOUS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD” was the trademark logo of Valentine’s Co. Ltd. (Valentine & Sons) 1825-1963 Dundee, Scotland and London, England. In working on my lists of postcards relating to Matlock Bath “Valentine’s” is a name I come across regularly, so I thought I’d find out a little more about the firm. 668 more words
Those readers who’ve followed the SLOWBOAT blog since the start of 2014 will know I’ve had a couple of what I’d called ‘sighting’ projects on the go for a while. 493 more words