When Russ Conway was famous

Today in Oxfam I bought an LP solely on the strength of its cover. A social history of Britain in the 1950s all in one picture. Here it is.The record’s from 1958 and a decade on from the war we’re clearly still in the era of community singsongs where everyone will go to the pub […]

A modest plot of Earth

On Wednesday evening this week we celebrated Sarah’s birthday on her own modest plot of Earth, her allotment that she’s been renting from the City Council for fourteen years or so now. We’ll return to see how the celebrating went later in the post. The next day we set out to continue celebrating Sarah’s birthday […]