Memories

There Are Places I Remember....

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

I can remember almost nothing of my primary school days because I hated school. Did I learn anything back then? All a mystery to me, although someone clearly taught me to read and write.

Scientists Are Now Able To Film The Brain As It Forms Memories

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have announced they are now able to 'film' the brain as it forms memories. Scientists have announced they are now able to 'film' the bra...

Air From Another Life...

Caragh Little | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

I can never sleep on Sunday nights. I've tried it all - within reason. Dimmed lights. Extinguished screens. Abandoning 'real' coffee for decaff, from midway through the afternoon. Music. Relaxation exercises - learned strategies of breath.

The Year In Review

James Thomas | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

Remember the year? Well, now you can, with the help of this: this year's Review of the Year, called "The Year In Review" - the year being This Year. This is the review, beginning now.

To Preserve the Power of Paper We Need to Turn to Technology

Christian Toon | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

There's something about paper. Not the crisp-sheet-of-A4-fresh-from-the-printer kind of paper, but the slightly crumpled, much-read kind that carries precious words or a faded picture of someone no longer part of our lives, but who once meant everything. The kind of paper that dreams and memories and even history are made of.

Women Over 60 Give Advice to Their 18-Year-Old Selves

Margaret Manning | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Manning

I recently reached out to our Sixty and Me community and asked them, "If you could travel back in time and give one piece of advice to your 18 year old self, what would it be?"...

What Was the Most Memorable Experience?

Linda Barker | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Barker

"What was the most memorable experience from your childhood?" is a question that is often asked of us and I think that no matter what the answer is it is usually something which we did for the first time which pushed us into the unknown in some way and gave us our first adrenaline rush.

Life in the Arts Lane: Willy Rizzo Week 16

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am very proud of the time Willy and I worked together. We always used to joke about him being 'pere et fils' to himself. His own life offering up two careers but in truth he was not just a creative genius, he was mainly a really lovely man who was full of fun and generosity.

Nostalgia - Not What It Used to Be

Rob Atkinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

Nostalgia has spawned virtually an entire industry, making zillions out of the ever-increasing urge to regress to what we think of as happier times, flogging us kitsch memorabilia and useless antiques at premium prices. All this, for a concept as hollow and insubstantial as a bubble.

How the Arts Defy Our Perceptions of What it Means to Have Dementia

Alex Coulter | Posted 30.12.2012 | Home
Alex Coulter

The part of the brain that dementia damages is the bit that gives us access to our memories, not the memories themselves. Most memories are stored as images. Images can give access to emotional memories.

How Do You Remember Alien?

Martin Barker | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Martin Barker

I missed Ridley Scott's film at the cinema, and first saw it when it came out on video. Wow. Here is a film which didn't do that brilliantly on cinema release. But it went on to become a favourite for a huge number of people - I hear stories of people having watched it 20, 30 or more times.

A Day to Remember

Gordon Banks | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gordon Banks

Life is about memories. I've got a career where I've got loads of memories. But even just an ordinary man in the street, like my brother David, he's got his memories as well. And not to be able to think about them, remember them, that must be awful. That must be terrible.

The Lo-Tech Times of Childhood

Helen Spencer | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

This post is part of a weekly series of 'link-up' Posts which reflect on life's journey, old memories and family stories (see below for more info). W...

Joe's Letters from WWII: Ten Fillings and the Browning Machine Gun

Helen Spencer | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

A bit of background This emotional journey will revisit the stories of my Uncle Joe once again. I hope you will enjoy them, and think of your family a...

Regrettable Hairstyles of the 1980s: The Mullet

Helen Spencer | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

This post is part of a weekly series of 'link-up' Posts called 'Life's a Journey' which reflect on old memories and family stories. I noticed this we...

Close Up on a Classic Toy - Clackers!!

Helen Spencer | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

I hope you haven't come here for mind-blowing super-macro photography this week, chaps. You may be disappointed. This is an in-depth delve into the so...

Letters Home from WWII: Posted to Bridlington!

Helen Spencer | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

This emotional journey will revisit the stories of my Uncle Joe once again. I hope you will enjoy them, and think of your family as you read.

'Blue' - Girl Guides revisited

Helen Spencer | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

I noticed last week that the Girl Guide movement in the US were celebrating their 100th anniversary. Awesome. And then I remembered that I had IT.

Letters Home from WWII, Letter 5, Jan 1944

Helen Spencer | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

A bit of background This emotional journey will take in the stories of my Uncle Joe. I hope you will enjoy reading his letters (the original versions...

Homage to Grandparents

Helen Spencer | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

"Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever." ~Author Unknown A moment this week to pay homage to those special 'e...

Life's a Journey: Week 5: Teenage Crushes

Helen Spencer | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

Look, if I'm going to be totally honest with you about this, then there were more than three. But in case anyone I actually knew in 1978 is tuning in...

Life's a Journey - Week 2: The Old School Portrait

Helen Spencer | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

From last week's 'my earliest baby photo', this week we're taking a step forward a few years to those heady school days...

Life's a Journey - Week 1: My Earliest Baby Photo

Helen Spencer | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

It's a new year, so time, thought I, to start a more regular series of posts to this family stories blog.

A Tatty Old Box Full of Memories

Helen Spencer | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

Yesterday I began the traditional New Year clear-out. You know, the one where you use stealth to remove the toys and games which graced previous Chris...

Unfortunate Family Incidents - The Doggy vs Dolly 'Face-Off'

Helen Spencer | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Spencer

Let's go back to 1971 momentarily. I am an average 4 year old British girl, lover of all things pink, dolly-fashion-guru, and slightly shy, but since...