I have always had a yearning to travel back in time….
Crow by Arthur Rackham The other day, feeling a bit miserable looking at the battering rain and dark skies, I began to add some gothic pins to my Pinterest. I came across some crow related items and thought that it would make a good blog theme. I was struck by the number of Crow picturesContinue reading “Something to crow about?”
the birthdate of the Faberge egg 29th May 1885 the day the egg was laid
I love old keys. We even found a massive one in the cellar of our house, and we’ve no idea what lock it was supposed to fit. The previous owners said that the owners before them said it belonged to the house. It must have belonged to a massive door which we can’t find…. IContinue reading “Left holding the Keys”
There are lots of ways the dead can be preserved. The elements help. So far I have explored preservation by earth (well peat really) with the Bog bodies. Then there was water (Otzi the ice man) frozen in ice and found in the Austrain/Italian alps. But earth and water aren’t the only elements which canContinue reading “Preserved in time – Peruvian mummies”
We stayed over night in Haworth for the first time. It was wet and windy, living up to it’s wuthering reputation. We stayed at Haworth Old Hall, built in the 1600s and full of atmosphere. This was the original Wuthering Heights! I’m talking about the very first film of Emily Bronte’s book, made in the 1920s ofContinue reading “Staying at Wuthering Heights (as one does…..)”
I bought this book on my recent visit to Haworth. I got it from the Parsonage Museum shop where there are copious amounts of Bronte books, new ones are coming out all the time and it’s hard to keep track of them. This book one deals with the Bronte’s relationship with their village,the peopleContinue reading “Recently read: ‘The Bronte’s Haworth’ The place and the people the Bronte’s knew by S. R. Whitehead”