When all else fails - post cat pictures. Over nearly forty years, we have had three of these plants in our yard. They are mobile plants and can be found not only in garden beds and pots but also are known to make their way up trees and to take over garden furniture. These plants … Continue reading In My Garden – Felis Domesticus
A Glimpse of Elizabethan Norwich
My novel, The Bridled Tongue, is set partly in Norwich. Although Norwich suffered extensive bombing during World War II, there are numerous areas where Norwich's history is still plain. In 2016 I visited Norwich and so was able to glimpse the streets and sights that would have been familiar to my 16th century characters. While … Continue reading A Glimpse of Elizabethan Norwich
Other Places, Other Times
In August last year I travelled for the first time to the northern hemisphere. It was a whirlwind tour, only a month away from home, and I managed to see so much yet I know I barely scratched the surface of the places that I visited. I firmly believe you could spend your whole life … Continue reading Other Places, Other Times
A Favourite Quote – Mark Twain
'When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.' The image comes from the twentytwowords site where you can find more delightful photographs of Mark Twain and his cats.
Postcard of the Grand Canal from around 1890, coloured using the photochrom process. Many more postcards of Venice can be found at the following link. http://mashable.com/2016/07/16/venice-photoochrom/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-retronaut-link#1D6mLb5EIkq3 I hope to post some of my own (very amateur) efforts later in the year.
Not strictly speaking a photograph but definitely almost photographic in its detail. This pictorial map of Hobart in 1879 by A.C. Cooke is an invaluable resource for researchers and writers. It gives an idea of the life of Hobart at the time - buildings that no longer exist such as the Campbell Street Gaol, unpopulated … Continue reading Hobart 1879
Photographs of the Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow c.1868 to 1877
And many more at vintage everyday: 44 Incredible Photographs of the Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow from between 1868 and 1877 Save Save Save Save