Labyrinths and nesting dolls

Labyrinths and nesting dolls

Labyrinths fascinate me. To the purist, labyrinths are different from mazes. Mazes have multi-paths within them and dead ends, which can create fear, frustration and confusion, a bit like being lost without a map. Labyrinths, on the other hand, have one pathway, and...
Gold doilys and matryoshka dolls

Gold doilys and matryoshka dolls

On special occasions, my mother and my Gran served cakes and biscuits on doilys. I discovered an unopened packet of these spectacular gold doilys in one of Gran’s kitchen drawers; one of those drawers stuffed full of everything imaginable, and unimaginable. It...