Tag Archives: Family History


Pale green glass is dreaded confetti on every kerbside, and I park up, anyway, near the Travelodge, after first seeing them out at the Medical Centre. Braced, all balance, as if walking into the sea, my parents’ sudden bursts of … Continue reading

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1908 – a Cut-Out Poem

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New Photographs, Old Paintings

Searching for the things that connect, and I think that my father is there. The paintings (from years ago) were inspired by stories, events, from our ancestry. The photographs (from last week) were taken as he stayed in my car, … Continue reading

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Perturbingly Invasive ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 8

Marking the new BBC series with the start of a new set of grim genealogical happenings… more like this, Family Tree Huggers, at: Picture Window

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Guitar Man, Part 4

Shop, in Hong Kong, somewhere (a rare memoir of unknown) – sold musical instruments and jet skis; machines, moulded white curves nosing at the windows, echoed those of outlandish pianos. Took up the pale-tanned Washburn on a bench and cradled … Continue reading

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‘A Lady’ is Charged

Guest Blog – ‘A Lady’ is Charged Came across this article during some light research into railway crime, following the upsetting news that a friend had been robbed on a train. Fascinating to read how the Christian (upper?) middle-classes reacted … Continue reading

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Guitar Man, Part 3

I can’t remember for the life of me* where the electric guitar came from. Possibly it was from a sister’s boyfriend, maybe from a church group member. But came it did, in 1982, and its reconstruction became the summer project … Continue reading

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