I've compiled a comprehensive list of Allied mercy ships (and air-craft) which were used to recover and repatriate British Commonwealth Far Eastern Prisoners of the Japanese imperialists (FEPOW) including civilian internees. See end for disclaimers and addendum's. There are currently 77 entries in this table. Use the next button to move down the list. Columns can be... Continue Reading →
It's blog posting day and I've been doing everything but writing for my blog. After spending the morning walking the dog, changing winter bedding to summer, washing my car, pruning shrubs and just generally enjoying a blue sky day, I've now realised that I haven't made the birthday cake for my husband's birthday today. Yes, I know,... Continue Reading →
Ever wanted to repair cane mesh furniture? Follow me on my journey as I learn about hand caning (a chair). Part 1: Repair a Cane Bar Stool I brought this pair of Bentwood style cane bar stools second hand for $5 each. That's hundreds of dollars cheaper than they cost new. Only problem was one of them had a... Continue Reading →
The Trouble with Troubadour: One of the things that really annoys me when I sign up for things on the Internet is some of the really silly password rules that web sites make you use. I must have hundreds of passwords. In fact I currently have 347 passwords in my password bank and this month... Continue Reading →
I made these gorgeous stencilled backings for floating shelves when I redecorated my eldest daughter’s bedroom last year. For the purpose of this blog, I'll call them the Mark-I version though they may as well be called the Holy Grail, because my attempts at recapturing the look was far more difficult than it should have been. The burnt orange... Continue Reading →
Tell me whether you agree with this or not "An author's works are his esoteric biography."
Charity Art Exhibition! Strength: Paired Photos and Illustrations Last night I had the privilege to attend an exhibition of Strength in pictorial pairings. Let me explain ... Professional portrait and wedding photographer, Emma Hartley teamed up with the very talented Kayra Yιldιz, a 14 year old illustrator. Emma says she watched one of her own family... Continue Reading →
Goal: Give myself an Online Presence. Course of Action: Take the Daily Challenge created by Robert Lee Brewer of Writers Digest. Day 5: Create a Facebook Page. Problem is ... I have a secret. Four years ago I was a Facebook addict. It was about that time that I found the courage to run away... Continue Reading →