Monthly Archives: May 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday – The Agricultural Notebook by Primrose McConnell BSc

What a great little book this is. Essentially an early 20th Century farming and agricultural labouring encylopedia.  The first edition was published in 1883, towards the end of the Victorian era, although this 9th Edition was published in 1919. This … Continue reading

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Murder by the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith

From the back cover “A police radio scanner call of ‘419’ – “dead human body” – on a bucolic fall afternoon in the south-central Missouri Ozarks small town of Oak Springs sends a part-time local newspaper reporter, Penny Nixon, on … Continue reading

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How to Write Good by John Vorhaus

This is the latest read for the Progressive Book Club. This was a quick read with only 104 pages, but this book does leave a lasting impression. A quote that I particularly liked was this one; “These days I can’t … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday – Top Picks – Migration

Where ever we live the in the world there is a huge amount of migration and emigration. That is not new. Whereas now we travel many miles by plane our ancestors and forebears travelled those many miles by boat. Where … Continue reading

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Interior of Guildford Congregational Church circa 1908

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Sunday Salon – Check In!

It has been about 6 weeks since I posted a Sunday Salon. Where does the time go? I have been busy reading, sorting and culling ready for our house move. Reading is once again my release valve and I seem … Continue reading

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Ramblings from my Desk…..(12)

We had a house viewing earlier today, which was rather handy as we had already decided to take a run out with Alfie to look at where our new home is going to be. Alfie was quite happy in the … Continue reading

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Bramley – Jolly Farmer – Circa 1910

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What are you doing on Sunday?

Sunday 12th May 2013 hosts an opportunity to submit a one day diary to the Mass Observation Study. You can read about the history of The Mass Observation Project HERE and can see the details of submitting a one day … Continue reading

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Guildford High Street circa 1925

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