Monthly Archives: November 2012

‘A Lady’s Good Liquor’

With this week’s news concerning minimum alcohol pricing and the ongoing political and economic efforts to address drink-related health and crime issues, I was fascinated to find this boozy and quite disturbing rant from the pen of ‘A Lady’; again, … Continue reading

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John Hassall, Illustrator

If I were to begin: There’s a famous seaside place called Blackpool then many, of a certain type, would boom into character, flat-capped-vowelled and theatrically upright – ‘that’s noted for fresh air and fun’! My father would be such a man, … Continue reading

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‘A Lady’ Laid Low

With the matter of my previous hobbling post much in mind, I was amused to unearth this brief ‘related’ article in an undated magazine; again, I estimate it was produced and published around 1905-1910. ‘A Lady is Laid Low’ Upon … Continue reading

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Fisher Lame (sic)

In September 2007 I fell off our front doorstep and knackered some metatarsals in my left foot. This was just weeks after moving into the house where we now live, and I was unaccustomed to the front steps being higher, … Continue reading

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