Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: history

The world behind them

Tide is out at Normans Bay

They just want to be in a place where they have the world behind them, and before them nothing but emptiness.

W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

A few weeks back we went on a camping holiday, down to the coast. My holiday reading was W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn. Both had quite an effect on me. Read the rest of this entry »

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The view from Eltham Palace

View from window looking out to stream

We visited Eltham Palace the other weekend. Half Tudor hall, half extravagant Art Deco home, surrounded by a moat and beautiful gardens, it is a wonderfully beautiful, odd and unlikely oasis in London.  Read the rest of this entry »

Pub Talk

Some proper social history tucked away on YouTube – footage from 1972 of the regulars of a Bermondsey pub reminiscing about the area, the pub, and holidays hop picking. Read the rest of this entry »