Saturday, February 8, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Styptic pencil (aka jeeesus stick) More commonly used to stop blood flow when using old razor blades. The common name was used when applying the stick to the face.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020

This postcard was sent from London to my grandparents by their nephews...both Lees.  They were on leave from the front during WW1.  The soldier was later killed in Belgium. 

Friday, November 29, 2019


I was born on the 29th of November, 1939.

                                         Enough said.     

Friday, November 22, 2019

Pilot Peter Bieseman and co-pilot Kevin Lock in a Japanese Zero.  Rabaul, Papua New Guinea 1961.

Tried everything,  but couldn't get airborne.   Click pic to enlarge.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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This book of Cook’s Voyages was printed in 1790.  It was in a lovely colonial house we bought in 1975 whilst on leave in Western Australia from teaching in Papua New Guinea.  I confess I have not read the whole book of 406 pages  and it is the only time I have seen the spelling showing s letters as f letters.  Interesting.
A couple of pages for you to practice your Fs an Ss.