Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Devolution of Sunday Best

Sunday Best, Sunday Best, Sunday Best. What an oddly familiar yet strangely alien pairing of words. There’s some fashion history buried in there somewhere – and I’ll unravel that in a minute. But to me, she of the here and … Continue reading

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Got Any Gum, Chum?

Ah, the American GI. Bringer of sweets, romance, nylon stockings and a dance that was like no other. Upon their arrival in Britain, each of the 1.5 million American soldiers who were to take up residence here during WW2 were … Continue reading

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Tickets Please!!

The early bird catches the worm.  And this early bird is going to catch the Christmas-train-home-worm. Not for me, that frantic race against all the other last-minute ticket-buying folk for a seat in the only(!) unreserved carriage on the train. Oh, … Continue reading

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Where did all the knits go?

I’m officially an inhabitant of the capital’s most moth ridden borough. Yep, Hackney is the Mecca for moths according to my most trusted sources. I don’t doubt it, either. The little devils have been causing havoc at no. 60C. They’ve … Continue reading

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