Tag Archives: nostalgia

‘In a drear-nighted December': Keats on post-Christmas blues

I wrote this post at the end of 2011, but as we head towards Twelfth Night once again; as we prepare to take down the tree and get back into the old routines it rang a soft sleigh bell in … Continue reading

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Gallery 38 – White: Its been a bad year for our noses….

……but a great year for making snowy photographic memories. This is a post for week 38 of The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. The theme is ‘white’ in honour, or otherwise, of the snow and ice most have us have experienced … Continue reading

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From Bunty to Blyton – a childhood library

I was once a child. That seems a bizarre statement but I do sometimes actually need to remind myself that those photos my mum keeps in a purple box beside her bed are of me. It is truly another life … Continue reading

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Blue Peter, a dead poet and the struggles of the creative mind…

I published this blog post last year and it is still one of those viewed regularly. Since I first wrote it I have had some interesting discussions with people who have examined this subject from different perspectives. I clearly have … Continue reading

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On a ‘Cresta’ of a wave – down memory lane to the retro sweetshop..

I appreciate that I may once again be accused of unremitting nostalgia, melancholia and a yearning for times past , (as well as an appalling propensity for puns in my titles) but there was only one significant disappointment on my … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3 in 3D! It’s View Master on steroids…

This is not exactly a review of the film Toy Story 3, I feel I would need to see it at least twice more to really appreciate everything that is going on and everything that is simply wonderful about it. … Continue reading

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