Tag Archives: WW1

Remembering

On Friday, just before 11 o’clock, a precious thing happened. One of the barbers on the high street stepped out of his shop holding a trumpet. He lifted it to his lips, took a deep breath, and played the Last … Continue reading

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German Biscuits

Look! A recipe for German biscuits in the Waitrose Magazine last month! German biscuit is the pre-war name for Empire biscuits (‘German’ was considered unpatriotic). Never heard of an Empire biscuit? Read about my passion for this little known biscuit … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day coincided with me working on a lovely commission about medicine during World War 1. As we remembered those who gave their lives in that war and subsequent conflicts I was busily drawing nurses’ uniforms from that same time … Continue reading

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Remembering

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Snow at night

In the middle of the night I was woken by Little Owl stirring in her sleep. Our bedroom seemed strangely luminous and the curtains were haloed by an outside light. I peeked out and everywhere was glowing white. Snow was … Continue reading

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