All that glitters is not Gold

My mother was busy cleaning the family silver this afternoon – no, don’t get too excited, we’re not talking the Duke of Westminster here, just a few pretty spoons and an egg cup or two, but everything looked so lovely and shiny after she had buffed and polished, that I couldn’t help but scoop it…

Parchment, Pens and Sealing Wax

Probably because I have always been a passionate lover of books and stories, I still dream of finding the ultimate pirate treasure trove and the alchemical formula for turning base metal into gold.   I am a total magpie and collector of all things glittery, mystical, old and new and have a deep-rooted love of…

Secrets and Keys

I have never quite managed to give up my childhood dream of finding the key to the secret treasure trove.  As a child the ‘treasure’ would certainly have involved a pirate treasure chest, ancient maps, doubloons, pearl necklaces, a sword and a skeleton, that sort of thing. Nowadays I have already found some excellent treasure here…