Is This Orlaigh?

Last night I finished reading ‘No Cloak, No Dagger’, by Benjamin Cowburn.  Geoff Grandfield’s dramatic illustrations perfectly enhance the pages of this Folio Society edition of the author’s reminiscences of ‘Allied Spycraft in Occupied France’ during the Second World War. The book is well written and without exaggeration records Cowburn’s experiences including being one ofContinue reading “Is This Orlaigh?”

Residential History Continued

As stated yesterday, Jessica, Sam, Louisa, and I moved to Lindum House in Beacon Hill Road Newark, on 10th December 1987.  This home was large enough for all the southern family members to come and stay, and they often did.  Its large garden was a haven for children, as evidenced by this photograph from Louisa’sContinue reading “Residential History Continued”

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Birds on Jackie’s feeder are becoming braver.  Today we were able to watch, through the kitchen window, a blackbird, a robin, and a long-tailed tit.  It would probably be a good idea to clean the guano off the window before I take another photograph. I had less luck with  a woodpecker I heard at itsContinue reading “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”