Nostalgia

Student Halls Revisited

One of our favourite discoveries this year has been the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.  It’s created on the old Bretton Estate, which once provided a home to Bretton Hall, a college for arts and teaching students.   I studied theatre and dallied with music, and so Bretton Hall was fairly clearly on my radar… Continue reading Student Halls Revisited

Nostalgia

Class of 1988

An almost audible cyber-sigh passes around Facebook on Sunday teatimes when one of the Class of 1988 announces that they’ve put line-dried sheets on the bed and will be turning in early. Someone fanatically houseproud chimes in to say that they’ve ironed their bed linen, and we laugh through a debate about which of us… Continue reading Class of 1988

Nostalgia · Prompts

Where I Am From

I’m from a lifetime of Marks and Spencers underwear, from last season’s clothes bought on sale and from the dizzy limit of wealth being enough spare cash to buy a jacket from Jaeger. I’m from a favourite cousin’s hand-me-down sailor dress, and from a family of women who each in turn convinced themselves that they… Continue reading Where I Am From