Blogmas 2016 …. A Victorian Christmas.

The Victorian Christmas memories !

Retired? No one told me!


I love Christmas and have many happy  memories of Christmas  in the past…..I miss Christmas in the Uk… I suppose part of it is that it is not celebrated here so even though some of the larger stores aimed at the expat market do decorate and have a tree…it falls short…. you don’t get the atmosphere and it is the atmosphere which makes everything isn’t it?

The cold, maybe snow, the Carol Concerts, the parties,just a general joyous feeling , christmas is everywhere you look at every twist and turn.

So I have been thinking a lot….dangerous I know…ha ha

About what Christmas would have been like in Victorian Times….Cooking was far more ornate and so were the dresses of the ladies..so beautiful


…muffled up and carriages to ride in.. it just conjours up a warm feeling of Christmas.

Chestnuts cooked over hot coals on street corners…


Ducks and Geese and…

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The Web of Relationships- IV – LiteracyBase

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction and any resemblance to anyone or thing, dead or alive is purely coincidental. Continued from The Web of Relationships-III Shalini talks to Harinam The delicious Cheese burger and the Blueberry Pastry could not get Shalini’s mind away from what she saw two hours back. Ankit was enjoying every …

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The LGV20 smartphone- A rockstar in your hands

The current age is an age of smartphones. Why? This is because people are increasingly mobile, like to be always in touch with their family, relatives and friends. They also do not want to miss out on the action on their work front.
Smartphones with better and greater features increasingly being available at more affordable prices come in handy. True, many are falling prey to the addictive nature of these machines with always on Internet but who minds the little pain?

Since smartphones are becoming an intrinsic part of our lives, we long for a phone with great features, especially in terms of taking great images and videos, editing abilities, great battery life and lots more.

In comes the LGV20  #LGV20 smartphone that not only delights its user, but goes beyond.
It has some amazing features, notably:

1.A Sleek metal body and Si-PC material employed in each corner makes for a rugged and durable body, which many of the smartphones apparently lack.
2.The desire for a phone that captures the pictures we take, our selfies and videos with amazing details and with great ease is fulfilled by this phone. Steady Record 2.0 allows one to capture sharp, smooth video in any condition by minimizing unintentional hand shaking.
This mobile also provides a 120 degrees angle for the front camera, which enables us to have a better selfie. The rear camera also gives a better picture experience.
Try this new smartphone and you will be truly delighted with the picture taking abilities.
Moreover, different contrasting settings give ample usage convenience- whether it be a bright outdoors, or a dimly lit indoors.
Also, if one is attending functions, marriages or even doing some initial photography, this feature can come in very very handy.
3.The phone also provides for a great recording experience even with high background noise, such as at a live concert, cricket or a Football match.

So, with all these great features, your truly feels like having one of these phones. So, are you willing to take the leap and get a hand on this amazing phone.


Memoir: White Rain, Penny Candy and Crooked Politicians

A wonderful, must read memoir!

Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

By: Marilyn L. Davis

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard. Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even as I think of smells, my nose is full of scents that start to awake sweet memories of summers gone and ripening fields far away.”― Helen Keller

window with flowers for lisa

Memoirs narrow the focus of the writer to a segment of their lives. It’s not a summary of a life, but rather like a window that only shows what the writer wants to share. We know there is something beyond the edges of the view, but we’re not privy to that information. It is the same as a still photo; we know there is more…

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Novel Time Memories:1960s Ian Flemming’s ‘You only Live Twice’ – LiteracyBase

Normally, I have been writing personal reviews of some James Bond movies like “Thunderball”, “Golden Eye”, “SkyFall”, “The Spy Who Loved Me” etc. Yet, even before I saw a Bond movie for the first time: It was “Tomorrow Never Dies” in 1998 at a Movie Hall, in 1993, I had read a novel written by …

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