No Mod Cons in the country

‘Mother – you know I hate going to Gran’s toilet. Can I just go out in the bush somewhere?’ ‘No Patrick, I didn’t raise you to be a ragamuffin, don’t let me down like that.’ ‘Well, have you got something different for me to use than those horrible newspaper squares nailed to the wall?’ ‘There’s … Continue reading No Mod Cons in the country

Seven Years Hard Labour  – Historical Fiction

Image from Pinterest: The Paris Apartment Jane soon learned that the laundry equated to tough work. Leaning over the stone washtub, up to her elbows, hands numb in the cold, sudsy water all day long.  Followed by the wringing, with the matron's expectations of squeezing every last drop out of the linen. Then out in the … Continue reading Seven Years Hard Labour  – Historical Fiction

Mudlarking for Treasures — Something I would love to do.

'Mudlark' is the charming name for those searching for objects on the river foreshore, similar to beachcombers fossicking at the sea edge. In London, the Thames provides a Mudlarker's heaven. Ever since the 18th century, the destitute rifled the riverbanks for trinkets dropped into the water or cargo fallen off passing boats, which they would then sell … Continue reading Mudlarking for Treasures — Something I would love to do.

Sasha at Boat Harbour, Tasmania in the 70s

Sasha lived in an A-framed house on top of a hill. In the paddock next to our A-framed house on top of the same hill. Her ancestors originated from the Saane valley in western Switzerland; her descendants now sprinkled the green hills of Tassie with pure white flashes. Goats were a commonality in the self-sufficiency world … Continue reading Sasha at Boat Harbour, Tasmania in the 70s

LOST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AT THE STATION ON FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY. 

Seventeen wooden walking sticks And umbrellas from carriages Five solid gold rings perhaps from broken marriages * Seventy-four books many of them thrillers and by the looks  two pocket flasks from ex-swillers * Three empty hatboxes  Plus thirty caps and four new hats  Seven pairs of coloured sockses And two antique Persian mats * Sundry … Continue reading LOST PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AT THE STATION ON FRIDAY 13th FEBRUARY.