Monthly Archives: September 2021

Lorry Drivers . . . an’ all that

An interesting thread on Twitter by someone calling himself (herself ?) Laurie Driver . . . Laurie Driver has a somewhat cryptic bio, so I have no further details about him or her, but perhaps we are supposed to assume … Continue reading

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True Tales of Sail and Steam

I was given this book as a child or perhaps, boy, and that dust jacket is exactly how I remember it. I kept it until we downsized and got rid of many of our books – this was one of … Continue reading

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What are you reading . . .

I have just finished reading this. A whodunnit by an author new to me although on investigation I find that she has been writing and publishing the Guido Brunetti series since 1992. We have managed to visit Venice, twice I … Continue reading

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Slow News Day . . .

You will not be surprised to read that there is not a lot happening here. The number of Covid infections in Scotland continues high, but is slowly decreasing. Those who have been vaccinated are being infected but they seem not … Continue reading

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Putting up the aerial . . .

10 Years before I was born, but as a child, this was still very much as it was. To receive broadcasts from the BBC (or anywhere else) you put up about 30 feet of copper wire s high as you … Continue reading

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The Outbreak of War . . .

The first paragraph of Mr. Chamberlain’s speech I can remember almost word for word. I was only 5 years old* at the time but I knew what was going on, I knew about the Munich Crisis and I fully understood … Continue reading

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