vintage family pictures are the best


1.10.17 Hi! I am finally back! Ive had a really relaxing summer holiday but now I’m getting back into working. My sister started sixth form last month after getting amazing gcse results. Im so proud of her! Especially her U in latin. I said she should frame that one cause honestly i think if you’re going to get a U in a subject, latin is the best one to do it in.
This is a picture i took in the cottage my family rented for a couple weeks in devon while i did some reading for one of my new units. I dont always get on with my family so i didnt have a great time. Studying and stroking cows was how I sort of escaped it all.
Its good to be back! Happy Autumn!!! Emily xxx


The Best Years of Our Lives  (William Wyler, 1946)

Homer:  I’m as dependent as a baby that doesn’t know how to get anything except to cry for it. Well, now you know, Wilma. Now you have an idea of what it is. I guess you don’t know what to say. It’s all right. Go on home. Go away like your family said.

Wilma:  [She kneels in front of him]  I know what to say, Homer. I love you and I’m never going to leave you… never.

[She kisses him]

Hussar Uniform, England, 1870s. Private Collection.

As previously mentioned, an appreciation for history-things is something that runs in the family. Specifically, an appreciation for the design of historical militaria. This late nineteenth century hussar uniform is a longtime favorite fondly revisited with every return home. Favorite is a clear understatement - best described through the lens of a specific anime; if I were to bond consciousness with a garment to rise to greatness or defeat powers that be through a gratuitous transformation sequence - this would be that garment.

Spoilers; there’s also an incredible cap with a plume that couldn’t be fit in the picture. Plumes, yo.