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Breathing Out the Spirit: Another Modern Witch March 11, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Breathing Out the Spirit: Another Modern Witch

Catastrophe in the Beachcombing household. Our beloved aupair has just heard that her mother has been involved in a serious car accident in the States, so we have spent most of the last twelve hours looking for flights and looking for a replacement. She is going tomorrow or the day after: and just last night […]

The Safe Battle at Burnley, 1860 September 2, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
The Safe Battle at Burnley, 1860

When we think of vicious advertising campaigns today the chances are we think of burger chains and the cola fraternity. However, back in the nineteenth century across the Western world, the most intense rivalry was perhaps between different safe makers. This was, after all, a period when technology in locks and metal making had grown […]