History Blogs

I love history, heritage and exploring the stories of places, people and things. Here, you'll find my Time Pieces History Project posts and more.

Time Pieces History Project Item 95: Tivoli Gardens

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens – Introduction to Item 95 As a poker player, Mark sometimes wins entry into a competition happening abroad; we’ve been…

Time Pieces History Project Item 94: Leiden

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Leiden Windmill. Leiden Windmill – Introduction to Item 94 I’ve been visiting Leiden all my life, and I remember being amazed by the windmills…

Time Pieces History Project Item 93: Koh Chang

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Koh Chang. Koh Chang – Introduction to Item 93 Mark and I spent a week or so on Koh Chang Island as part of…

Time Pieces History Project Item 92: Edinburgh Castle

By Gudrun | 10:30 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle – Introduction to Item 92 Edinburgh is a mere 50-minute train ride from Newcastle Central Station. Tickets are cheap, and…

Time Pieces History Project Item 91: London Red Bus

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the London Red Bus. London Red Bus – Introduction to Item 91 The first time I went to London was on a school trip…

Time Pieces History Project Item 90: Norwegian Troll

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the Norwegian Troll. Norwegian Troll – Introduction to Item 90 As well as visiting Sweden for work, my dad spent some time in Norway.…

Time Pieces History Project Item 89: The Jade Pig

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The jade pig. The Jade Pig – Introduction to Item 89 When I went to Australia the first time, we had stopovers in each…

Time Pieces History Project Item 88: The Greek Urn

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The Greek urn. The Greek Urn – Introduction to Item 88 A few years ago we were lucky enough to be invited to a…

Time Pieces History Project Item 87: The Makrana Marble Elephant

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The Makrana Marble Elephant. The Makrana Marble Elephant – Introduction to Item 87 For our honeymoon, Mark and I went to India. We started…

Time Pieces History Project Item 86: The Dala Horse

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The Dala Horse. The Dala Horse – Introduction to Item 86 The Dala horse is the only item in this section that represents somewhere…