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RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 3W ago

Cléo de Mérode

I have a new heartthrob - Cléo de Mérode.  (Interestingly, the word heartthrob has been used to describe someone who makes people feel romantic since the 1920's but in many dictionaries it i...
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 3W ago

The key to happiness

RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 3W ago

Packing a Suitcase for the Afterlife

Anyone who has known my blog for a long time may have visited some of the 'Blogs I enjoy visiting' in the left hand column.  In August 2013 I added Colleen Redman's 'Loose Leaf Notes' to tha...
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 3W ago

The Election

June 8th sees another UK election. After listening to the candidates on the hustings I have at last found one I can wholeheartedly support.
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 4W ago

The Price of Fish

Usually when I think of a phrase to mention on my blog I can just turn to ‘Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable’ (a wonderful book) for a definition of it.  It may not be the definition I...
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 1M ago

Words and Phrases - To Spend a Penny

The phrase to spend a penny means to use the toilet, especially, but not exclusively, a public toilet.It originates from the use of coin operated locks on public toilets. It was used mostly ...
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 1M ago

Happy Birthday Dürer

Albrecht Dürer was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg on 21st May 1471, he was the third child and second son of his parents, who had at least f...
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 1M ago

Did your school have a library?

My school had a library and for a couple of years I was a library prefect which meant I could spend my lunch times and breaks in there.  I was definitely born to be a librarian!  I recently ...
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 1M ago

Skeleton leaves

Have you ever made leaf skeletons?  When I was young |i made a lot of them and used them for making bookmarks and various others forms of craftwork.  Sadly, none of those survive.  But one w...
RAMBLES FROM MY CHAIR · 1M ago

My worries

Tabor, talking about Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” recently wrote on her blog ‘One Day at a Time’ –“I like that it reminds me how I have so little significance on this planet that my worrie...