Thursday, 24 April 2014

⫷⫸ reunited

way back in February 2012
I blogged about an old doctors case I'd bought
that contained old letters and
cards from the 40's
you can read it here
at the time I posted onto a few
genealogy sites 
in the hope that someone would come
forward to claim these paper gems
I kept them safely  
had nearly forgotten about them 
then out of the blue
a message on my blog from Susan
a family member
with news that Olive is alive and well
the case had belonged to Olive's Father
who was a vet

today I have sent all the papers
and letters to Susan to pass on

a little piece of family history 

Monday, 7 April 2014

▎▎ the other side of the tracks

alongside the train tracks
near the street where my Ma once worked
is a little food market
on Maltby Street
small businesses under the arches
share their space on a Saturday
with artisan bakers
chocolate makers
a reclamation yard turned into a gin palace
I'm sure Lady Diana would have been proud
that her wedding glass was filled with
a delicious Negroni cocktail!
not too many mind!
we have to go onward to the
a collection of colour in fabric
food still a theme here
these two delicious prints by Marcel Vertes
radishes good enough to wear
floral soft tones by Chagall
abstract map like forms by Donald Hamilton Fraser
dancing shapes by Alexander Calder
and riotous acrobats by John Rombola