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Have I mentioned before that I have a mild (well, you decide..) form of brain-fog after the last 18 months? I would usually describe myself as a well-organised person, but recently….. never mind! At least I hope my friends don’t, because even though I have an old-fashioned Birthday calendar and get reminders online, I have […]

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Tuning up for Valentine’s day

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January is almost over, and while it’s still gloomy, there is room for some optimism – I very much hope that you feel the same. So my thoughts are turning to some lighter stuff and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here is a selection of cards you might want to send or receive. Starting with […]

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Happy Halloween

Der Flügelflagel gaustertdurchs Wiruwaruwolz,die rote Fingur plaustertund grausig gutzt der Golz. Christian Morgenstern: “Gruselett” – from Galgenlieder (Gallows Songs), 1905 The Winglewangle phluttersthrough widowadowood,the crimson Fingoor spluttersand scary screaks the Scrood. Scariboo: The Gallows Songs: Christian Morgenstern’s Galgenlieder ;A Selection; Translated, with an Introduction, by Max Knight University of California Press 1964.© 1963 by Max E. Knight […]

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As the nights draw in and Halloween is nigh’; my thoughts turned to owls – they can be seen as wise but also as menacing, they can be harbingers of lucky news, good health or of death. And here are some examples illustrating these different views – I hope you like them. and if you […]

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Modes (and joys) of Travel – part 3

No fairy-tale connections this time… though I can’t help thinking that flying (today’s main mode) is a ‘wonder’. For (much!) more “retro adverts and comic covers” on the theme head over to Super-blogger ‘The Vintage Toy Advertiser (TVTA)‘s post – Highly recommended. Tower Press was a British jigsaw and games manufacturer, most active from the 1930s […]

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