Journalling, or not.

While it seems that January was a month for journalling, February is not so much. Many things to write about though (bikes, boats, Shades Row), so I should get back into it.   (Image: lake somewhere on the west coast.)

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Thursday is fashion again, with pictures even

I have a quote/note on my desktop from the Fashion in Penury book. It starts by saying that contemporary sources often mention that the social signifiers that indicate status weren’t always obvious. —it was exceedingly troubling to see ‘ordinary people in very glossy coats’ who were actually socially significant and to see distinguished-looking men who…

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Wednesday

The last couple of weeks seem to have been particularly long, but made it to February, which is always good. This requires a February photo! (Hobart Regatta, 2008)

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New postcard…

New postcard: Unloading Bananas New Orleans, LA. On the back: “At New Orleans, the world’s greatest banana port, more than 700 ships arrive each year loaded, each with 25,000 to 50,000 bunches of this popular fruit. At the banana wharves the individual bunch is carried from the hold of the ship to the door of…

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Monday

Earlier I thought of something I wanted to write here, about something I did today, but now I can’t remember. That is annoying. Also, have decided to use the horse picture when there is no picture for a post.

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Once upon a time….

In my Documents folder there is a folder called “Old Data”, which was copied over from the old laptop, andin there is a folder called “From other computer” which was copied over from the desktop computer that preceded the laptop, and in there is a flder called “Other Drive” which was copied over from the…

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A tale of two letters

Something I do a lot is compare different lots of handwriting to try and work out if they’re done by the same person, and that usually involves comparing capital letters because they tend be the most distinctive. The smaller letters usually running together makes it hard compare them. So, to these two letters. Both on…

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Cows are red*

(The Australian, 1 September 1825) An early mention of specific beef breeds shows the popularity of Devons and Durhams. Devons are a very old, solid red breed, formerly dual-purpose but nowadays beef. Durhams, which became Shorthorns, were another old dual-purpose breed that commonly came in red. The Durham Ox in 1802. (From Wikipedia Commons) Which…

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Once is an accident, origins of… or not

I wondered when the saying “Once is an accident. Twice is coincidence. Three times is–” (this varies) was first used. The Internet will tell you it’s in the James Bond novel, Goldfinger (1959), in the form “Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it’s enemy action”, and that is no doubt what popularised…

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