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THE THURSDAY GLAMOUR 15!

John BolesCharles BoyerEdward G. RobinsonFrank MorganGeorge BrentGeorge RaftGeorge SandersJohn EricsonJohn GarfieldJohn PayneMontgomery CliftRay MillandRamon NovarroRobert TaylorSterling HaydenHave a glamorous Thursday!

Lockdown Diary: Wednesday 24.6.20

Yesterday evening, Ed and I were back at Castor Hanglands NNR in our ongoing search for Purple Emperors (which only started on Monday). As we were thinking of giving up (having seen several White Admirals, which are nice but no emperors!), a Purple Emp…

THE WEDNESDAY GLAMOUR 15!

Elizabeth TaylorAnn RutherfordAnn SothernBette DavisDorothy LamourGreer GarsonIsa MirandaJoan FontaineJean SimmonsJane WymanLena HorneMadeleine CarrollMadge EvansRuth RomanVivien LeighPublicity photo for Gone with the Wind (1939)Have a glamorous Wednes…

Lockdown Diary: Tuesday 23.6.20

I got up early this morning, to search a small green in Peterborough on which three giant Black Poplars stand. These mighty trees are hosts to the boring caterpillars of Hornet Moth, one of the great British insects; and I have found the newly emerged …

THE TUESDAY GLAMOUR 15!

Florence RiceBetty HuttonElizabeth TaylorGinger RogersHedy LamarrJane FondaJune KnightJean SimmonsMary AstorMadeleine CarrollMarion Davies on the set of Peg O’ My Heart (1931)Pola NegriPeggy ShannonRhonda FlemingStella StevensHave a glamorous Tuesday!

Lockdown Diary: Monday 22.6.20

In the early evening, Eddie and I went out to Castor Hanglands NNR (just west of Peterborough) to look for butterflies. We were hoping for the first emergence of Purple Emperors. No luck, today, but there were at least half a dozen White Admirals and l…

Lockdown Diary: Sunday 21.6.20

I went birdwatching and butterfly-watching at a mixd woodland near home, today, called Southey Wood. There were not too many great birds to report (I was hoping a Crossbill or two may have taken a liking to the various conifers). But the butterflies we…

Lockdown Diary: Saturday 20.6.20

My son Eddie and I went on a bit of an insect-hunt today. We explored a flower meadow near Etton (just north of Etton), where there had been an explosion of Black-tailed Skimmer dragonflies, and also my first Common Blue (butterfly) of the season, ther…

THE MONDAY GLAMOUR 15!

Genevieve TobinArlene FrancisBella DarviBette DavisCecilia ParkerElizabeth TaylorGreta GarboHedy Lamarr Joan FontaineJean SimmonsKaren MorleyLena HorneMadeleine CarrollMary PickfordVivien LeighHave a glamorous Monday!

Lockdown Diary: Friday 19.6.20

Another day with not a huge amount to report, wildlife-wise. My relatively open garden skies had me looking up, David Lindo-style. You can’t beat Swifts overhead, but a Buzzard gave it a go, its presence announced before I could see it by some of the l…