Monthly Archives: July 2015

Discoveries

On the beautiful, fine Wednesday morning we visited Winston Churchill’s family home, Blenheim Palace, I had come across a model of one of Woodstock’s streets in the palace grounds. I asked Blenheim Palace’s model-maker, “What does this have to do with Blenheim Palace?” He replied, … Continue reading

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The Worlds of Old Mont and Ramlin Rose

By the Thursday morning of our first week in England, the sun had given up smiling. We awoke to dismal skies and drizzling rain. We donned rain jackets and spent the morning tramping around after Edward, getting the most out of the last … Continue reading

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All the King’s Men

Coming from the mid-north coast of eastern Australia, we are used to short daylight hours in the month of May, and this year the first of the winter weather came earlier than we had expected. We were wearing jackets and warm clothes when … Continue reading

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Beyond the pages …

In Sheila Stewart’s Lifting the Latch, in a chapter towards the end of the book, Old Mont sadly reflects on how, by 1947, with the advancement in technology and with the advent of WW11, a great deal had changed in the agrarian communities in which he lived … Continue reading

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Beyond the pages of Lifting the Latch

Biddy’s Bottom Below: Mr and Mrs David Parsons stand at the back door of their cottage. The Parsons showed us around their garden.          I stood and listened to the birds singing, and to the breeze ruffling through the leaves of the trees in … Continue reading

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