Category Archives: Douglas & Elsie’s 1955 Road Trip

Several steps forwards and a few less steps backwards

You’ll be pleased to hear that the planning of the planning of the Silly Girl’s Project to recreate my grandparents’ 1955 road trip to Monte Carlo is coming along nicely.  I’ll just say that the whole thing is still rather … Continue reading

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One step forwards and more than one step backwards

I thought I’d give you (both) an update on the progress of the Silly Girl’s Project (also known as the Big Road Trip from Dunfermline to Monte Carlo).  Look – my grandparents did it in 1955 and it’s not very … Continue reading

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Hard hats must be worn

This week’s Sepia Saturday inspirational photo shows linesmen maintaining electrical cables in Tasmania around 1969. As soon as I saw the prompt I knew that, by some bizarre coincidence, I had the perfect photo in Douglas and Elsie’s album from … Continue reading

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Dog cart. What on earth does this have to do with Grace Kelly?

Sepia Saturday – where we are inspired to use old photographs for new reflections. I found this photo while hatching a cunning (up till now secret) plan for an adventure for Mr ImagesPast and me. It’s wheeled transport of a … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday – 1955 road trip from Scotland to Europe and back

This week’s Sepia Saturday theme is on the subject of shoes, however all my family photos seem to show folks in Utilitarian Footwear (not very attractive or interesting) so I’m not sticking with the theme this week (although I would … Continue reading

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