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 | June 11, 2020

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 | June 9, 2020

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 | June 4, 2020

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 | June 2, 2020

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 | May 28, 2020

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 | May 26, 2020

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 | May 21, 2020

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 | May 19, 2020

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 | May 14, 2020

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 | May 14, 2020

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…