Reminiscing

My 2018 Top 100 on Spotify; it’s a tad eclectic. Brit Pop, Bluegrass, College Rock, Electro Pop, Folk, Jazz, Prog Rock, and Soul. One-minute read

British Passport (2018)

Rinse and Repeat. The shop assistant squealed, she’d never seen a passport before, let alone a British one … The UK and the US. It’s often said that they are two nations separated by a common language. After ten years living in the US I can confirm that it is still true. Three-minute read

Late Night Cleaning and Polishing. I first cleaned these brass ornaments, belonging to my mother when I was 4-5 years old. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Photograph of a cartoon style submarine reproduce in ceramic

“In the town where I was born …” – It seems that every year or so I find an excuse to take at least one picture of the ceramic fish and/or submarine my sister bought me way back when.

Connections and Degrees of Separation – You may have heard of the idea that all the people on Earth are six or fewer steps away from each other in a human chain of contacts. The “Six degrees of separation” theory, In June this year, I discovered I was three steps away from Che Guevara. Three-minute read, 3 pictures

A photograph of the members of Hadham Hall - Form 5T July 1972

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Black and white photograph of a short wheelbase, 400" block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup

Jim’s short wheelbase, 400″ block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup, just back from the shop after a new paint job. 8 pictures

Black and White photograph of Gary Allman and Ginger Davis Allman sitting on a bench at Milton Locks, overlooking Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth, UK.

Calm Center (Three) – We visited a place laden with memories for me and recreate a picture from ten years ago. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Langstone Mill – Besides being picturesque, Langstone Mill is interesting because it is the site of two mills. Besides the obvious windmill, there was also a tidal mill. Plus a bonus reminisce, and a picture from the seventies. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Photograph of the Lancia Stratos HF Zero concept car by Bertone in the original orange livery.

Lancia Stratos HF Zero – I was a school kid when I discovered this jaw droppingly awesome car. It caught my imagination and made such an impression that forty years on, I still think it is one of the most stunning vehicles ever built. Video: 2 clips, ten-minute read, 2 pictures

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