There is nothing that sends my heart racing like finding some really interesting/beautiful/old piece of fabric… I find them practically irresistible.  It would be easy to blame my hoarding tendency but the truth is that I love old things and I love fabric and when the two universes collide, well… it’s hard to turn and …

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Grace Billings was the first woman GP to set up a practice here in Cheltenham in 1899.  One hundred and 118 years ago.  And we’re still fighting for equality… geesh… “When she first came to the town there were already forty doctors there; she was the forty-first, and the first woman. She has related how …

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My daily walks with Lilli the ferocious beast are a slow affair. She sniffs everything.  I remember specifically asking for a female dog because I didn’t want one that stopped at every lamppost, if you know what I mean… and karma rewarded me with one that has to smell every blade of grass, every gate …

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Charles Sturt was born on 28 April 1795 in India, the eldest of 8 boys – and I struggle with 3…-  his father was a judge under the East India Co in Bengal.  When he was 5yrs old was sent back to England to study – so that’s how you deal with 8 boys… – …

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