Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Year

It’s that time of year again isn’t it? The year is drawing to a close. By the time you read this there will either be mere hours left of 2015 or we will be into a new year, 2016, and all … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and The Estates-General Revolts

This is the fifth post in the current series on the French Revolution and lists the Estates-General Revolts as its cause. In August 1788, Louis XVI due to the pressure of his advisers announced that a meeting of the Estates-General would … Continue reading

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At Last It’s Christmas

The title seems kind of gloomy for such a joyous celebration doesn’t it? Perhaps adding an exclamation mark and an emoji would help.    At Last It’s Christmas! 😃    I think that looks more like my feelings. Christmas is one of … Continue reading

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Cameras

Cameras would be one of the inventions which are on my (non-existent) “Favourite Inventions” list. They’ve been around for more than a century and have gradually become better (black and white to colour photography) and more accessible (phones, computers etc.). I’ll … Continue reading

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Lights

It is incredible how much society has changed. From living day by day with light from the sun to using fire to create torches and candles. Light was precious, limited by the time of day and the money which you had. But … Continue reading

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The Cost of the Right Thing

“Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.” ― Harvey MacKay When we think about doing the right thing we invariably end up comparing ourselves on a scale. “I didn’t kill a million … Continue reading

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