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“Oh, dear. Ill-conceived love, I should warn you, is like a Christmas cracker: one massively disappointing bang, and the novelty soon wears off”

“Oh, dear. Ill-conceived love, I should warn you, is like a Christmas cracker: one massively disappointing bang, and the novelty soon wears off”   Blackadder   I was given a random but rather wonderful Christmas present yesterday, a bulk load … Continue reading

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Caress the detail, the divine detail

“Caress the detail, the divine detail” Vladimir Nabokov A couple of weeks ago I was showing a friend the sights in Peterborough, including our vintage shop, which is stuffed with cut price treasures, when we discovered this bodice. My first … Continue reading

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Where do handbags go to die?

My mother gave me this purse the other day; she has had it since she was a child, when she was given it to play with by her mother. All children play at being grown ups (silly things) Cooking, cleaning … Continue reading

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A feast for your eyes

A feast of medical loveliness for you to enjoy with you eyes, from the Cambridge Folk Museum

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