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Oh I do like to SIT beside the sea-side

Seaside holidays in Britain conjure up a whole range of images… beaches, sandcastles, piers, amusement arcades, rock and candy-floss, boarding houses and their landladies, rainy days, as well as all those lovely seaside gardens, but maybe the one building that … Continue reading

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Oh I do like to TICK beside the seaside …

More August seaside fun! My post a few weeks ago about the origins of Floral Clocks proved popular so here’s a follow-up about their heyday in the inter-war years when they became tourist attractions and when seaside towns almost felt … Continue reading

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Sun, Sand, Sea…and Tomatoes

When I was writing last week’s post  I discovered a  film called  “The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”  and thought that would make a good starting point in keeping with August’s  traditional  media “silly season”.   More about this spoof B … Continue reading

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Love Apples and Wolf Peaches

No that’s not an instruction, but a couple of the old names for something you’ve probably got fresh and in tins in your kitchen. If you have a garden or allotment and enjoy growing your own food you probably have … Continue reading

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Charles McIntosh

Oh no I can almost hear you thinking – another post about a dull old man who happened to like gardening…. but don’t give up yet because Charles McIntosh or M’Intosh as he is often called is neither dull nor … Continue reading

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