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Contents of a ‘nostalgia drawer’

Contents of a ‘nostalgia drawer’

These are the contents of my ‘nostalgia drawer’. I don’t think the items have changed much over the last 50 years, but they include: Early 1940’s edition of ‘British Warships’ (by Illustrated London News) which my father had in the war. Photo of an American B47...

Classical Greek teaching notes

Classical Greek teaching notes

My dormant thing is Classical Greek. I used to teach A296, beginners Greek, for the OU. Here are answers to some exercises I set. Through constant practice students improved their knowledge and understanding. Despite its dusty image this was a popular course. I keep...

Once worn shoes hidden in wardrobe

Once worn shoes hidden in wardrobe

I love these shoes. I wore them once about four years ago. I put them away deep into the wardrobe. I get them out and look at them. Each time I think of wearing them I get them out and think - what if I had to stand up for a long time or walk some distance on a hard...

Coat of memories and ethical dilemmas

Coat of memories and ethical dilemmas

My mum's mink coat is in the wardrobe in the front bedroom. It's been there since she died in 2001 although I go and look at it and feel the soft fur and silk lining. I think it smells of her perfume-Chanel no 5. I think about her. I remember when she and Dad went out...

Sewing machine in the bottom of the wardrobe

Sewing machine in the bottom of the wardrobe

This is a sewing machine I got for Christmas that I used once when I planned to learn how to make garments.  Beside it is my grandmothers sewing box that she gave me because her sight no longer allows her to sew.  I planned to learn how to make clothing so I could...