Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Hay Festival & Bookish Delights!

The last week of May and the first day or so of June proved to be very busy and has had an excitingly bookish theme. The Hay Festival took place in the location of Hay in England, situation just about … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 183

Just a quick entry this week. Not too far from us is the tourist site of Kents Cavern. According to their website, the caves have been tempting explorers since 1571. Despite being a mere 7 miles from us I have … Continue reading

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Genealogy Under Threat?

Earlier in the week a fellow genealogist commented via Twitter about an article in The Irish Times. That article flagged up some interesting points including the potential issue that EU regulations could pose limitations on genealogical research and any subsequent … Continue reading

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Ramblings from my Desk…..(13)

Regular readers will have no doubt noticed that this week has been fairly bookish. I have had a pile of review posts and notes loitering on my desk and the time came to do something with them! It has been … Continue reading

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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple

The June choice for our reading group was The White Mughals by William Dalrymple. The comments from the group were split into essentially three camps, those that loved it, those who read it and persevered and those who hated it. … Continue reading

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The Help By Kathryn Stockett

This was the read for my book group back in March. I had both read the book and seen the movie previously and loved both. The responses from the group were mixed and we had a great debate on racism, … Continue reading

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The Great British Sewing Bee by Tessa Evelegh

On the back of the recent BBC series this book essentially covers the projects that the contestants were asked to make. What is also included in the book is some historical details on Sewing Bee’s, including those hosted by the … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – Harris in Headley Hampshire

Background¬† Caroline Ellis, shown here on the left, was born in Puttenham Surrey in 1844 the daughter of George Ellis, a former military man and Prudence Budd. The Budd family had been established in the parish of Puttenham since 1723, … Continue reading

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Homeyards Botanical Gardens Shaldon

Homeyard Botanical Gardens Shaldon, a set on Flickr. Despite the forecast for Sunday to be sunny with cloud, the sun was only around for an hour or so. The clouds appeared and it was overcast for the rest of the … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 182 –

As I looked at this week’s prompt I had thoughts of my family. My Grandfather and his love of having a flutter and being quite a grump if his horse didn’t win! I pondered this morning why it was that … Continue reading

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