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Healthy dirt

As I have gone through the years I have noticed that the longer I live the more sick the people there are around me. The worrying aspect of this is that it is younger people who are getting ill, and with strange diseases.
Continue reading Healthy dirt

We are ancestors!

Normally, if we discuss ancesters we are looking at people about whom we know very little and who have been dead for no short time. Continue reading We are ancestors!

Why ‘saved by the bell’?

The British Isles were always small and under populated before the major invasions of the Romans and Saxons.
Continue reading Why ‘saved by the bell’?

What is a ‘thresh hold’?

Traditionally, a new bride is carried ‘over the thresh hold’ into her new husband’s home.
Continue reading What is a ‘thresh hold’?

Why ‘dirt poor’?

Dirt poor became a derogatory reference to the lower levels of society as improvements were made to housing.
Continue reading Why ‘dirt poor’?

Raining cats and dogs

This is one of those old sayings that have some basis in what people saw as facts.
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Baby and bath water

While the general population was prepared to have a bath once a year, in May, they were not prepared to go to the expense of boiling water for each person having a bath.
Continue reading Baby and bath water

Why do brides carry bouquets?

Although brides look very pretty with their bouquets of flowers, the flowers were carried, primarily, to cover the body odour of the bride.
Continue reading Why do brides carry bouquets?

A trip to market

Coín is a young and vibrant town despite its heritage.

Sometimes it is difficult to remember just how industrious Coineños are when you see a set of images like these which were taken during a trip to the market.

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Nostalgia

I, too was once young!

I, too was once young!

Sometimes it is only the memories of the past that can validate the expectations of your future.

I am forever being told that because I do not subscribe to the ‘happy, clappy’, positive generation that i will forever attract misery into my life.

I am also told that I have to adopt this plastic imitation of a philosophy if I want to improve my current situation. Continue reading Nostalgia