Ephemera

Variations on a tale

“She was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding-Hood, I should have known …

Are you feline lucky?

Excuse the pun – I couldn’t resist! There’s not only the international ‘Black Cat Appreciation Day’ (always in August) but …

It’s in the (paper) bag

Once upon a time people carried their shopping home in paper rather than plastic bags. Often these were simply brown …

Games without Frontiers

Spiel ohne Grenzen, Jeux Sans Frontieres, It’s a Knockout… Apparently the French title was the inspiration for the song “Games without …

Meadow Flowers

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

London Ephemera

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

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 …