Friday, October 27, 2006

Postcard from the edge


London
Originally uploaded by gapyearwoman.

Old postcard bought at a jumble sale. I just love the written part, it is dated June 1939, and the writer says she has really enjoyed visting the UK and is leaving "for the Continent ". She seems completely oblivious to what lies in store, there's no hint of where she comes from or where she is returning to. It would make a great start to a novel. I love this these little snippets of time.

7 Comments:

Blogger PI said...

Most of us were oblivious to what was about to erupt - Chamberlain had told us there would be peace in out time - waving his bit of paper!
Not that it matters a damn - but we were taught not to write 'dear so and so' on a postcard as the address was already there. Discuss!

12:16 pm  
Blogger nmj said...

This is a moment of beauty and innocence.

12:26 pm  
Blogger nmj said...

hey again, picking up from NWM thread, can I ask you, do you remove the leaves from flower beds too (as well as lawn), or *do* they keep the ground warm, is there anything in that? i guess it would stop the light if you leave them, & i have bulbs planted, i am a virgin gardener, all gets quite perplexing.

11:51 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

You can leave them on the borders, they'll rot in slowly and things will grow through them, as they do on the forest floor. Again you might want to check if specific plants are completely buried by them, as then there's a risk of the plant rotting off if too much wet in sealed in below a blanket of leaves. If you have loads you can put them through a shredder and make great mulch, see last night's Gardener's world online at the Beeb, but most people don't have shredders.

11:55 am  
Blogger nmj said...

yeah, i watched monty last night & was wishing i had a shredder! thanks, you're being v helpful!

12:40 pm  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Old letters. There's something wonderful about them, I think I will go and dig into a box my mum has, read all the letters.

In fact, I love receiving letters via the post...it seems to be a dying art now with email.

6:23 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Hi GG. Drop me an e-mail and I'll write to you ! I like writing letters, and putting wee things in.

11:58 am  

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