Author Archives: MoreThanACat

May 17

50 before 50: #19 – Harlow

Was back in Harlow today. This time on a course. At the opposite end of the Water Gardens  to the previous plaque post, outside the civic centre was this gentleman 

May 15

SYMINGTON BYRD: A Traditional Detective For The 21st Century 

The Gentleman detective – a phrase synonymous with Lord Peter Wimsey and Sherlock Holmes. Following the evidence, using the technology of the day. Progressive in some respects but very much the product of their era. They inhabit a world where men were real men, and female sleuths wore fluffy pink shawls.  In new century packed […]

May 07

50 before 50: #17 & #18 Harlow

Snapped yesterday in Harlow were these two Blue Plaques. I’ll be honest, I was surprised to see them. Harlow for me has a negative connotation. Home to all the worst  Essex can be: chavs, shellsuits, bling. And yet I found  a bustling connurbation. A thriving market, a wide range of shops. A community spirit. A […]

May 06

50 before 50: Build a dream home. 

When I started the 50 before 50 challenge, this was one I thought would refer to our beautiful home in Southend, which we had been steadily renovating.  Time has revealed other plans for OH and myself, as we completed on the sale of said home on Friday and now begin the next chapter.  Currently We […]

April 22

This week – a round up

We went back to school this week after the Easter break, and I developed  a lurge so nasty and full of phlegm that it had me returning to my duvet. Teachers reading this will marvel at such things and – in hallowed tones – declare it to be: “A sign of the times.” You see […]

April 22

50 before 50: #15 & #16 St Ives

Stopping in St Ives awhile back I snapped these two plaques. Not remembering people per se. More remembering the occupations of people and the buildings they worked in: the corn exchange and the police station  If you get time to visit, it’s a quaint market town with some nice independent eateries and a statue of […]

April 17

Waving NOT Drowning

For the last few months, I’ve been drowning in a sea of not achieving. I am not going to call this the “Block” word. Because I don’t think, in my heart of heart it is. Let me explain. To me “block” means:  Day after day of a blank page Characters refusing to talk to you […]