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Crikey, I only meant to pop out for a sec!

I blame the National Archives myself, far too distracting. In fact, it came as quite a shock to realise that the beach was changing whilst I focused on 1100 research documents. Firstly, the 1960s Coastguard Tower was demolished. This derelict blue and white tower was a local landmark and some would have been sad to see it… Continue reading…

Old Fort Charity

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s wonderful to see you again on this bright, dewy autumn morning. I’m reminded of Ode to Autumn which is a mixed blessing as I can only remember,”mists and mellow fruitfulness” and it’s driving me bananas. Apart from enjoying this lovely weather, this week I’ve been meeting people who’ll… Continue reading…

Alas, there’s no second date.

Hello and welcome to my blog. It’s always nice to see you. Winter is reluctantly loosening its’ grip on the Independent Republic of.. but Spring is making few inroads. I say few because down here we don’t get clumps of snowdrops, swaying catkins and cheerful primroses signalling the change of season. The odd seagull may… Continue reading…