Category Archives: History

Jersey (Back Again)

It was April 14th 1976 when I first landed in Jersey, Channel Islands and if you’ve read my previous post ‘So I left Home’ and ‘So, I left Home (2)‘ you’ll know where that ended up. You may have realised that … Continue reading

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Whitby, Count Dracula and Fish and Chips

When Bram Stoker arrived at Mrs Veazey’s guesthouse in Whitby in 1890 did he imagine that 128 years later there would be a ‘Dracula  Experience?’ Probably not 🙂  But, a trip to the library, Abbey and graveyard and he had the … Continue reading

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Me, Batman and Other Superheroes

Someone suggested re-posting old posts and so I recalled this from five years ago, which may have even more relevance today? Watching Kill Bill some years ago I was impressed with Bill’s view of Superheroes. I don’t know if you … Continue reading

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SILH (5) Javea, Spain.

    “Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way” Time: Pink Floyd. That was the point I wasn’t. After the grape picking and with the help … Continue reading

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So, I Left Home (4)

    “Red Red wine, goes to my head.”                                                               … Continue reading

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A Filipino Nurse

https://www.adb.org                                                 Here’s a tale for you. This is Lucy, there’s no photo and Lucy isn’t her … Continue reading

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Beverley Beck

When we relocated from Hampshire and country living to Beverley in East Yorkshire and town living there was a certain amount of apprehension. The name Charliecountryboy relates to birds, bees and trees, not as some people interpreted as a Country … Continue reading

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It’s Tougher for Kids Today?

We say it’s tougher for kids today than it’s ever been. But are we not just a tidgey widgey bit wrapped up in our own time when we say that? In the 1800’s if they survived childbirth they could look … Continue reading

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Astronauts, Superheroes and Cowboys

As a four year-old, Space Exploration was something I took seriously for a short time.             The wood pile could supply the resources to build a rocket but no rocket fuel and Dad said he … Continue reading

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What Happened to Identity?

I have heard a lot recently about young people lacking identity. I have heard a lot recently about radicalisation of kids that are looking for identity. There are scholarly articles explaining the social and cultural problems in our society and … Continue reading

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