Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 25

Weekly photo challenge: Up close

This was taken during our visit to Washington in May. It’s taken over the shoulder of the last man standing in the  soup kitchen line at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Garden. If you’re in Washington – do go. It’s an amazing garden and memorial – very peaceful. Very moving. For more takes on this […]

July 24

Langley Bradley – clockmaker

Langley Bradley was a clockmaker born in 1663. At the age of 23 he was apprenticed to Joseph Wise, and after being freed in 1694, he worked in Fenchurch Street at the Minute Dial. In 1720 he was appointed Assistant of the Clockmakers company and was master in1726. From 1748 he was working as a […]

July 23

My Year So far…

Whilst I have been lurking around the edges of the blogsphere since January, I have been very quiet. I blame work. It has been busy. A new job in the same organisation, a return to subjects I haven’t taught in 4 years; a house under renovation; and book three of the Aldwych Strand trilogy clamouring […]