England’s small farms, hundreds of years old, soil hiding Roman and Neolithic artefacts, move with the seasons. “squawking seagulls feedearth crumbles under the ploughthe end of winter” The Two Doctors A morning walk yesterday revealed our farmer’s distain for Swedish… Read More ›
Senryu Tanka #25 Immortalised
“Upside down tanka” inspired by a visit to the British Museum to see the Sutton Hoo Helmet. Mounted inside its glass case this is the most famous, most iconic artefact from the Anglo Saxon era, and I stood in front… Read More ›
How To Improve Your Ancestry Research
I coined the expression Imaginative Ancestry a couple of years ago as I sought to understand better the lives of my ancestors and the environment in which they lived. It means creating a picture in your mind’s eye of the… Read More ›
Imaginative Ancestry: Sarah Elizabeth in an English workhouse, 1867-1874.
The streets of Illogan echoed to the steady clip clop of the old nag pulling Joseph’s cart. Beside him sat his old and dear aunt, Sarah Elizabeth, still unmarried at the ripe old age of 75, now destined to spend… Read More ›
An intensely personal day
Monday, 19th September 2022, was a very personal day for Dr C and myself. It was a very personal day for everyone in the United Kingdom, in fact it was a very personal day for everyone on the planet. Nobody… Read More ›
Wine with History: The video and the book!
My new book, It’s Not About The Wine, tells of a 50 years journey that went beyond merely drinking the stuff. Wine opened many doors to us related to culture, philosophy, art, people and …… history. Here’s a short video… Read More ›
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