Quack Quack Quack

Well, this one doesn’t sound ‘prettily enough’ but that’s no reason not to love it. “Mr, Duck” just wants his …

Meadow Flowers

I have written about birds and bees, so it seems apt to say something about flowers. Wild or meadow flowers …

Raise an eyebrow

I like reading old city/travel guides, guides that tell you about streets and places that may no longer exist, guides …

London Ephemera

I love getting holiday postcards from friends & family! And I used to love sending them, but more and more …

Summer in Dollhouse Land

It is Summer – not just in the ‘real’ world… My dolls decided to have a barbecue but they were …

медведи – bears

Russia is in the quarter-finals! The ‘Northern Bear’ was, according to The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, an old nickname …

Summ, Summ, Summ

Nothing to do with Maths! ‘Summen’ is German for ‘buzz’. I grew up with bees – my father was a …

Modes of Travel – part 1

“One day it occurred to me that it had been many years since the world had been afforded the spectacle …

The Beautiful Game

I’m not ‘into’ Football – but once it comes to international competitions I will invest in a Sweepstake and will …

Tales of Wonder

Luck or Fate would have it that I noticed and was able to attend an illustrated lecture by Jack Zipes …

Fun at the fair

A different ‘fair’ this time. My latest find from the local charity-job, a jig-saw puzzle from ‘The Good Companion”, ‘British-Made’, …

Party time!

At last, the days and evenings are becoming warmer – and Summer time means Party time, don’t you think? So, …

It sounds prettily enough

I (almost, because I do love a lie-in) welcome being woken up at dawn by the chorus of blackbirds, robins …

Ephemera Society UK Fair

I look forward to going to the Ephemera Society Spring Fair on Sunday 20 May  and see what’s on offer. …

70s Vintage Playful Cat(s)

There are thousands of wind-up toys out there – and I’m only talking about ‘vintage’, excluding modern ones. I prefer …

Who started it

I felt sorry for it… there it was, on a market stall in the middle of gleaming, spruced-up tins, glassware …

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