Mrs Dalloway

IMG_5407Mrs Dalloway, written by Virginia Woolf in the early 1920’s.  I can’t help but compass this cover with the photo of my mother Dorothy and her sister Elizabeth (Libby).  The sisters were traveling in England and Scotland in 1934.



My Mother’s Photos

2019_02_02_13_37_31.pdf006My mother liked to go on cruises.  I wonder where this photo was taken.  I want to say somewhere in the Baltic but I could be wildly wrong.  I wish she had identified her photos in some way.  I’m left to guess and look for clues.  My mother passed almost 20 years ago and I still have a lot of her archive to go through.

Vintage Detective Novels

images  I spotted this recently  in the window of our local Secret Garden Bookshop.  I thought there is an author whose name was familiar – Freeman Wills Crofts.  My husband had talked of reading his books years ago.  So I bought it in its striking new reissue dust jacket.  Bingo – Ian (my husband) not only recognized the name but also proceeded to tell me that he and Crofts went to the same school, Campbell College in Belfast Northern Ireland.  Crofts would have been a contemporary of Ian’s father and uncle who also went to Campbell.  I wonder if they knew him.  Further coincidence was that Crofts was born in Dublin near where we lived for many years.  I love the way paths cross in many unexpected ways.