Category Archives: Unreliable memories

A glimpse of light

Walking to the car park at five o’clock, there was a hint, a mere glimpse of light in the sky over the Bristol Channel. The lengthening days are filled with an optimism lacking from the weeks before¬† the solstice. The … Continue reading

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Childish treats

“Ski, the full of fitness food for all the family:” was that how the song went on the television advertisement for the yogurt? Was Ski the only variety of yogurt on the shelves of the supermarkets? A website search says … Continue reading

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Frightened by road menders

A yellow warning sign at the roadside of the A39 threatens road works beginning on 7th January: as the schools return next week and the weather worsens, as it generally does in January, resurfacing work seems in prospect. Such work … Continue reading

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Pieces of the past

The Brands of Britain¬†jigsaw bought in the Stationery House in Somerton is an essay in British social history. Some of the products, such as straw hat dye probably disappeared before the Second World War, others are still instantly recognizable from … Continue reading

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Milk bottle tops

Lifting the milk bottles from the crate, there was a sense of something not right, a sense of there being something missing. It was the foil tops. In former times, at Christmas, the milk bottle tops would have been decorative. … Continue reading

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