Sunday, 10 March 2019

Cat Fight

Jim Nolan, just released from prison is indifferent to the catfight between his wife and the woman who she caught him with, from a fictional story from Picture Post Magazine about the difficulties faced by prisoners on their release.

River Thames Postman

River postman Herbert Evans rows his skiff "Alice Maud"towards the Town of Ramsgate pub and Wapping Old Stairs in East London. The job of the River Postman was abolished when Mr Evans retired in 1952. He had been performing this role since 1914, delivering the mail to ships and boats moored between London Bridge and Limehouse Reach, and to those who lived on the water. The first River postman was appointed in 1800 and by 1810 the first of six generations of the Evans family took over the position. The postman was required to provide his own boat although the Post Office did pay for maintenance.  He had an official uniform; a red tunic with black collar and cuffs and 12 brass buttons. This was worn in the days of sail as protection from the press gangs which operated on the river.

Thursday, 7 March 2019

BijouxQuebec (No fuss, just pretty stuff!)

I have long been an admirer of Lise Teasdale not only for her wit and charming good looks but also for her wonderful ability to look suitably chic whenever I happen to see her. There is a hidden secret to her style that is entirely her own and that is in her unique jewellery which she wears in that understated way that only the French Canadians seem to carry off. I discover that Lise actually makes her own baubles at her studio in Quebec, here are some of the stunning designs that are becoming Canada's most talked about accessories and will soon be centre stage in Europe's top fashion shows.  

Adorable Dark Green Agate & Plated Silver Bracelet  

Beautiful Red Pink Purple & White Striated Agate Plated Silver Pendant

Stunning Blue Larvikite Plated Silver Whale Tail Stretchy Bracelet

 Check out the stunningly affordable prices by clicking the link to Lise Teasdale's Shop,


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