Lest we forget - handwritten love letters from the First World War

Lest we forget - handwritten love letters from the First World War

November 11, 2018

During the First World War, letter writing was a vital mode of communication between people and their loved ones on the front.

The letters that have survived to this day, are essential to paint a portrait of these horrible times but they are also a testament of the love and passion exchanged, the connections between families and of course were a great morale booster.

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Songs with love letters you should listen to

October 02, 2018

Love is one of the biggest themes in song writing - sometimes spurred on by the lyricists own experiences. These songs come in all genres from ballads to rap and are a “letter” for us to cling unto, in times or romance, joy, hardship, or grief.  We often play a song again and again, touched by the voice, the melody, and the words.

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Josef Rakich, New Zealand's fitness Guru goes the extra mile to propose to his girlfriend

Josef Rakich, New Zealand's fitness Guru goes the extra mile to propose to his girlfriend

June 23, 2018

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LOVER - Where are you?

LOVER - Where are you?

January 22, 2018

I discovered a lovely village nestled in the New Forest National Park in Wiltshire. It’s name is Lover - yes you heard me right. The community has come together to raise funds for the village, to develop the former primary school for the community, with an unusual but attractive incentive.

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On the road again with the “Antiques road show” 40 th anniversary edition

On the road again with the “Antiques road show” 40 th anniversary edition

September 28, 2017

The Antiques Road show is as popular as ever and hasn’t changed that much since its inception in the late 70’s as last Sunday’s episode revealed. The program attracts wider audiences and is comforting to watch on a Sunday night. Part of its appeal is that it brings people together in a gorgeous setting such as Castle Howard. But most importantly it makes the public realise that there are still finds, albeit less now, and beautiful items to be discovered that are sometimes astonishingly valuable.

Being in the antiques trade myself, I love watching it as the idea of quality and craftsmanship is always at its core whether it’s a diamond broach or a drawing by a well-known artist. The fact that some people really have an eye for the exceptional without knowing it is always awe-inspiring...

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The World needs more love letters

The World needs more love letters

June 22, 2017

Dear My Billet Doux

I have just discovered this fantastic website which you migt guess from my title is called "The world needs more love letters". The idea is simple but effective- you nominate a person you LOVE and you get the WORLD to write a letter to them. 

I have just written to a girl named Lucy, who is 10 and is bullied at school for her looks. 

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