Are we blinded by our love of history? | History Extra


” Yet how can we hope to learn from the past without making the effort to preserve and conserve those valued products of it that have survived? All told, the idea of ‘Heritage’ remains a topic capable of arousing powerful passions.”

Early Mornings


I love to wake in the morning when the rest of the neighbourhood is indoors minding people’s business.
The feel of that glorious silence riding the back of darkness envelopes into a peaceful retreat. 
When the birds are chirping with no disturbance from traffic;free to not only roam but to conquer the air waves.
The monotonous drip drip dropping of a therapeutic rain makes me smile in content that I am indoors and not drenched in getting home before day break from a fete or a malicious broomstick meandering through keyholes rendering more than nuisance into people’s lives.



I need healing the type that touches your soul.
I need some well meaning fire, oh so very bold,

To awaken the dead bones like Elisha of the old.

To strengthen my core against any magma of hatred frightening to erupt into a hole,

0f contaminated fumes of jealousy exhausts; a series of mould.

Dangerous leeches threatening because they sold

Their freedom for material gain and want Noirfifre to join their fold.

Let that protection circle like a vulture around my being and scold

All their wicked intentions so that they will never cross my threshold!

Top 5 Wednesday/ Books You Felt Betrayed By


Top 5 Wednesday

Hello book world, we are having another go at Top 5 Wednesday with:

March 15th- Books You Felt Betrayed By
–Beware the Ides of March! What books (or characters) did you feel betrayed by, for whatever reason…big or small

Let us dive into it?

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Is that it?” I said after finishing the story. How can a book which features on 98% of Classics books to read, fell so flat. I expected more, I needed more. I needed Gatsby to be more than a love-sick puppy and I needed Daisy to just be more than she is and for the love of narrator will  Nick grow a pair and stick up for himself.At least he had a shred of humanity in the end.

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