Tuesday 17 July 2018

Puffin Island

Puffin Island from Penmon Point 
on the Isle of Anglesey

Last week Partner-who-loves-tea and I took a trip to Anglesey and went on a short wildlife cruise around Puffin Island,     The weather was glorious and a most pleasant hour and a half was spent with Sea Coast Safaris.







Atlantic Grey Seals

Seal pup

Saturday 7 July 2018


"Shells from the Sands of Time".  Isn't that a wonderful title.  Published in 1876 it was a selection of non-fiction essays and a couple of ghost stories by the wife of Bulwer Lytton.

Thursday 5 July 2018

1950s adverts

At the 1950s Museum near Denbigh there were various adverts from that era.  A few of them would not get past the Advertising Standards Agency today, like this one for the Kenwood Chef:-

Cigarette advertising is now completely banned but even before that ban came in this advert would have been considered inappropriate:-

My grandmother smoked un-tipped Woodbines from her twenties into her nineties.

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Back to the 1950s.

Partner-who-loves-tea and I went to the 1950s Museum near Denbigh the other day.  It was a most enjoyable trip back in time.

"Oh, look!  We had one of those".
"So did we, only ours was blue..."

"We", in that context, referred to our parents' homes.

But there were also things that P-w-l-t and I had at one time or another.

"I wonder what became of our...?"
"Have we still got our...?"

And so the conversations continued as we wandered back and forth through the living room, the kitchen, the 1950s shop and so on.

Did Mum's teapot like this one end up in the loft or does GB have it or has it gone to a charity shop at some time.

Mum's first phone was similar to this one - it had a dial with letters and numbers.  Later ones only had numbers when exchanges like "Stoneycroft" became "228".

We still have, and use, the juicer shown in this photo but I'm not sure if the sugar pourer is still around.

This museum could solve some of the problems about what to do with items in the loft that we no longer want/need but which are in too poor a condition to give to a charity shop.

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