Category Archives: Unreliable memories

Animal memories

Eric Burdon featured on a BBC 4 programme about blues music. After The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the first pop singer I remember was Eric Burdon. He was lead singer with a group called The Animals. I never knew … Continue reading

Posted in Unreliable memories | Leave a comment

Summer term blues

The late date of Easter meant going back to school yesterday. The new term brings a frame of mind very different from that in primary school days. Each term brought its own set of challenges, but this term remains in … Continue reading

Posted in Unreliable memories | Leave a comment

Dwelling places

The lane adjoining the house is more a track than a lane, unsurfaced, it becomes rutted mud in winter weather. Decades of holes being filled with gravel or hard core have not seen much improvement in potential driving conditions. The … Continue reading

Posted in Unreliable memories | Leave a comment

Primrose life

Primroses growing at the roadside find a resonance deep in the recesses of the memory, not anything religious, but that sense of irrational optimism that filled childhood years. Primroses bring a sense of the springtime of the year, primroses announce … Continue reading

Posted in Unreliable memories | Leave a comment

Tanked

The viewing gallery of the conservation centre at Bovington Tank Museum offers a view over more than a hundred military vehicles for which there is not yet space in the display galleries. Among the recent acquisitions is the Standard Beaverette, … Continue reading

Posted in Unreliable memories | 1 Comment