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Who was Mrs Martin?  I don’t think we will ever know – but we will come on to Mama, Papa, Lucy and Cousin James at the end of this entry.  795 more words


The Auricula Suite Album Release

The Auricula Suite is an album of songs telling a re-imagined story of a historical journey to a new land. Inspired by folk tales of the alpine flower – the Primula auricula – and its 16th century journey to England with the Huguenot refugees, it is a tale of love and loss, persecution and a new beginning. 343 more words

Primula Auricula

Brazilian Days (066): March 7

Brazilian Days 066 

March 7



Dia do Fuzileiro Naval
(Brazilian Marine). This army unit came into action for the first time, for the escort of the arriving ships of the Portuguese Royal Family in Rio de Janeiro. 228 more words


CSI Norton Folgate

You enter the crime scene by appointment only.  You may not need to knock; the door glides open on your approach and as your credentials are checked you’re reminded of the necessity to maintain the silence, leave no trace, disturb nothing, to only use your senses and memory, not your fingers, to interrogate the evidence. 901 more words


Who was this girl?

The surname Dalbiac seemed to be the link…

Surely every young girl’s diary starts with her writing her name, address and probably age on the front page?   274 more words


1776  Monday January 1st 

 Mama & Lucy drank tea at Mrs Martin’s. I stayed at home to make tea for Papa and Cousin James.

1980 Thursday August 7th:    204 years later my mother and I drove from our home in Surrey to the little village of Childrey, near Wantage, in Oxfordshire, to visit my elderly great aunt in her beamed and thatched cottage. 264 more words


A 400 year old conversation

Run No. 69         Distance: 4.53 miles (7.3 km) Time: 44’14” (PB 38’ 38”)

As I ran today I was reflecting on what I have been studying recently. 983 more words

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