The Gay Marriages of a 19th Century Prison Ship…

An incredible human story: Desk The Gay Marriages of a Nineteenth-Century Prison Ship By Jim Downs In 1842, a court in Lancaster, England, convicted a young lawyer, George Baxter Grundy, of forging payment, and promptly sent him to serve a fifteen-year sentence in Bermuda, “beyond the seas.” The British Empire was expanding rapidly and wasContinue reading “The Gay Marriages of a 19th Century Prison Ship…”

Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland

Search form S TOPIC Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland 10 July 1985 with the death of one person Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior (New Zealand Herald/ A crew member died when French secret agents mined the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior in Waitematā Harbour, Auckland.  The Rainbow Warrior had taken part in protests against French nuclear testing in theContinue reading “Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland”

Day 4 of VIRTUAL trip to Wales – Playful sketching at Tretower Court.

Originally posted on My Life as an Artist (2):
Playing is the name of the game today.     For this image I  took a throw away sketch and added the little lambs….This is a good way to warm up and at the same to use old sketches.  For the lambs I used my sepia colour Tomboy…

DAY 3 – VIRTUAL trip to Wales – sketching along the MONMOUTHSHIRE BRECON CANAL……

Originally posted on My Life as an Artist (2):
We will take this beautiful Welsh Border Collie ‘Jen’ on our walk along the canal today.    Having enjoyed another delicious Welsh breakfast, we are now heading for the Monmouthshire/Brecon Canal. During the years that I lived in Crickhowell, each day I would walk across the Crickhowell bridge…

More inclusivity in sport advocated…

4 July 2017 Yachtsman Cory McLennan was profiled in the media advocating for more inclusivity in sport. McLennan had made history in 2014 when he became the youngest person to complete the Solo Trans-Tasman yacht race.  However, he had kept his sexuality hidden, fearing that it would negatively affect sporting opportunities, “I was scared thatContinue reading “More inclusivity in sport advocated…”

Tish Farrell: Through my Great Grandmother’s Eyes – Ancestral perspectives

THROUGH MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S EYES? ~ ANCESTRAL PERSPECTIVES Well I like to think my great grandmother, Mary Ann Fox, might have looked through the hole in this old Derbyshire gatepost on her way from Callow Farm to Hathersage village. The post stands beside a path she would have known well until 1886 when, at the ageContinue reading “Tish Farrell: Through my Great Grandmother’s Eyes – Ancestral perspectives”

Great Scott – Dixon wins two IndyCar races in a row

Kiwi driver Scott Dixon, of Chip Ganassi Racing, has won two successive races after claiming the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix on Saturday in Indiana (AFP Photo/Chris Graythen)–spt.html#:~:text=Dixon%2C%20who%20had%20finished%20runner,the%20chequered%20flag%20on%20Saturday.–spt.html#:~:text=Dixon%2C%20who%20had%20finished%20runner,the%20chequered%20flag%20on%20Saturday

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