not much to see yet
not much to see yet
a postcard image of a watercolor and pencil work done in 1938 by the artist Leonard Squirrell
a postcard from the Museum of Country Life, Ireland
This card depicts children in traditional clothing attending to pigs on the Aran Islands, County Galway. None the boy is wearing a skirt. I wonder when this photo was taken.
My cat, Katerina, enjoying the morning sunshine.
ago today the Longhope lifeboat answered a shout to go to help the Irene, a
cargo ship which had lost power and was drifting on to rocks on the east coast
of South Ronaldsay. The weather was
horrendous, with hurricane force winds, and the Pentland Firth, one of the most
dangerous pieces of water in the world, was boiling with mountainous seas. Eight men were aboard.
morning the lifeboat was found upside down in the Firth. All eight men were in the cabin. The coxswain still had his hands on the
about a mile across the water from Flotta where I lived until recently. The graveyard is beyond the village. A lonely and lovely spot. As you enter, the memorial to those eight men
is visible between the pillars, stark and haunting. A simple representation of courage. The graves of the men who…
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Hello everyone, at this point in my life I think I must admit to myself that I have become a semi-professional knitwear collector.. when I started collecting knitwear it was really just for things to wear – which I still do, from September to May every year I am pretty much-wearing something knitted every day. I’m not fussy and have a lot of items which to me are everyday gansies and tops however I’ve built up a small collection of what I would call ‘traditional’ fair isle garments – these are not garments which initially would have appealed to me when I started buying knitwear but as my appreciation has changed I have come to find a great deal of time for these styles.
Anyone interested in Shetland textiles may have different ideas of what a traditional Fair Isle is but to me its garments which use early colours –…
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She got up early at 6 to a beautiful sunny day. She sighted land at about 7. Watched getting ready to unload, saw officers on the bridge. Gulls appeared. Bleak hills, darling islands. Stopped at 9:30 for tender to take off people for Galway.