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Charles Dickens Christmas Clanmother Readings Subjects

Stephen Humphreys Reads A Christmas Carol

December 19, 1843 was the day when Christmas was given a gift that continues to keep on giving.   “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens was published in London by Chapman and Hall.  To be clear, others had written stories and poems about Christmas, but “A Christmas Carol” was different; for in those marvelous staves, Charles […]

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Clanmother Letter Writing Mother's Day

Sending a Letter in Green Ink

Happy Mother’s Day I have come back to cursive writing after many years of using a typewriter, followed by the computer keyboard, to record my thoughts, ideas and reflections. Fountain pens are perfect for cursive writing, which is making a comeback in the world of keyboards and digitalization. A few weeks ago, my first pen […]

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Industrial Revolution SPCA Tea William Wilberforce

Teatime at Hull Minster

I am always amazed by serendipity. Two thoughts came together for me today at approximately the same time.  The first was when I was rummaging through my photo archives to find the photos documenting a visit to Wilberforce House Museum in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom. The second came to me by way of an […]