Still room for improvement!

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A couple of weeks ago, BBC Radio Times displayed an appalling lack of gender balance in the photos selected for the two main slots on each day’s schedule. If a picture paints 1000 words, BBC “Radio Times” still has a way to go! The position was a bit better in the next edition of Radio…… Continue reading Still room for improvement!

Beautiful portraits of actress Ellen Terry born On This Day in 1847.

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Dame Alice Ellen Terry, known professionally as Ellen Terry, was an English actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain. She was born on 27th February 1847. From Wikipedia: Born into a family of actors, Terry began performing as a child, acting in Shakespeare plays in London, and toured throughout the British provinces in…… Continue reading Beautiful portraits of actress Ellen Terry born On This Day in 1847.

The celebrity cook Fanny Cradock was born On This Day in 1909

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Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey, better known as Fanny Cradock, was born on 26th February 1909. Fanny Cradock found fame as an English restaurant critic, television celebrity cook and cookery writer. She made frequent appearances on television, at cookery demonstrations and in print with Major Johnnie Cradock who played the part of a slightly bumbling hen-pecked…… Continue reading The celebrity cook Fanny Cradock was born On This Day in 1909

Accessories for cats 1960s style

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Here’s a great little video for everyone who either loves cats and kittens or enjoys the 1960s. For cat loving devotees of the 1960s, the video can only be purrfect. Well, maybe not the woolly jumper. Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog today.

The Winter Olympics has come along way since 1928!

 Winter Olympics, St Moritz, 1928. Speed Skating Race Figure Skating Ice Hockey As the Winter Olympics draws to a close in Pyeongchang, watch all the action on the BBC Sports website. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Only a few days left to support #JR4NHS #NHS

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The clock is ticking…. There are 7 days remaining to chip in and support the campaign to secure a judicial review of the plans to set up Accountable Care Organisations across NHS England. If ever there was a mis-nomer Accountable – to whom? Not you and me, the voting public, that’s for sure. Care…… Continue reading Only a few days left to support #JR4NHS #NHS

Moped fashion!

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I’ve always thought that riding a moped was one step up from riding a lawnmower but it looks like I’ve been missing out! This Raleigh ‘Wisp’ moped was put through its paces in 1967 by two obvious enthusiasts who’ve carefully selected their outfits for the occasion. If you click onto the Online Bicycle Museum…… Continue reading Moped fashion!

The New Romantics @newromantics4 perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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If you love reading romance novels have you met the New Romantics? In 2012 four writers: Adrienne Vaughan, Lizzie Lamb, Mags Cullingford and June Kearns (all members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association) decided to take destiny into their own hands and found The New Romantics Press. I’ve read nearly all the novels published by The…… Continue reading The New Romantics @newromantics4 perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Remembering Lindisfarne

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In the 1970s I was a big fan of the folk rock band Lindisfarne and for reasons that are hidden in this blogpost, I re-called the band again the other day. I guess the band’s most well known hit is “Fog on the Tyne” from the album of the same title which was the biggest…… Continue reading Remembering Lindisfarne