Monthly Archives: January 2018

Queen Victoria’s bun in Jamaica

I’ve previously written about the heads used on Queen Victoria’s coins, and how there had been an abortive attempt to introduce a common currency throughout the British Empire. One place where it didn’t work was Jamaica, where the local Afro … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Balaclava Road

A few days ago I was on the number 16 tram in Melbourne rattling up Balaclava Road, and half day dreaming while looking out the window. When the tram got as far as the intersection of Balaclava and Orrong roads … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Mellish St postbox

Yesterday, as well as being the last day of the year was a beautiful cool summer Sunday morning and ideal for a walk before it got too hot. For a change we decided to walk up to the old Lunatic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment