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In “Following Your Dream” a threshing barn dating back to the seventeenth century became a family home containing a longed-for pig killing bench used as a coffee table. The story of that bench intertwined with an account of the “Pig Clubs” set up to help war time Britain feed itself and the role it played... Continue Reading →

Town Mouse & Country Mouse

The "Town Mouse and the Country Mouse" Aesop Fable has become an English idiom that recognises the effect on our character of where we are from, and to use another idiom how as a result we may sometimes feel like a fish out of water.

Let’s get reading!

This blog forms part of an article published in the January/February 2017 edition of Staffordshire Living Magazine. Research and specialists agree that reading with your child is the single most important thing you can do to help with their education, so here are some ideas to help you with your momentous task. Never forget how... Continue Reading →

We will Remember Them

  It is now ninety- nine years since the end of the Great War and its annihilation of a whole generation across Europe and the World. Its deadly scythe swept through families, communities, businesses, nobility, Empire and friends showing no mercy or respect. The veterans have long since passed on to join their forever young... Continue Reading →

Skylarks on the Western Front

Ford Madox Ford’s beautifully written novel Parade’s End is a masterpiece of comprehension through subtlety; the impact of The Great War on the generation destroyed by it captured in metaphorical moments, snatched conversations in symbolic settings and a juggling of time that boomerangs backwards and forwards, completing its’ frenetic journey at the story’s end and... Continue Reading →

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