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Episode 4: The Pig Chase and the Pheasant in the Brown Paper Bag

I have noticed two things over the past few months.  The first is that I have inherited the ‘might-come-in-useful-one-day’ gene.  While sorting through dad’s things, I can’t bring myself to throw away anything that looks like it might be a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers Part Three – The Fat Nude and the sea of bubble wrap

The Fat Nude (with the uneven knees) ….. and, how I ended up in Christie’s Auction House surrounded by a sea of bubble wrap, with a fit of the giggles. The Fat Nude (my title, not the artist’s) is a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers: Episode 2 – The Gun

Dad’s Drawers: Episode two and the story of the gun. Some background first and then the gun. My dad was an Austrian Jew, born in Vienna in 1919. Hoping to keep one step ahead of Hitler he, in his own … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers: The Story

It was nearly a year ago when I started to tackle, what I lovingly refer to as, ‘Dad’s Treasure’ and the rest of my family refer to as ‘Fred’s Junk’.  It has been an interesting journey with much humour and many … Continue reading

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