Sunday, July 22, 2012

The King's Shropshire Light Infantry Buttons

I have these rather beautiful antique military brass buttons in my collection.
I don't collect military buttons myself but can really appreciate those that do -
they have lovely detailing, are chunky and heavy and are great little reminders of a
bygone age. I found the following info about the buttons via our ever helpful friend, 
Wikipedia! The buttons are now listed for sale in my eBay shop here.

The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI) was a regiment of the British Army,
formed in 1881, but with antecedents dating back to 1755. The KSLI served
with distinction in Egypt in 1882, the Eastern Sudan, 1885-86 and in all
the major campaigns of the 20th Century, including the Second Boer War,
 World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and other tours.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

London 2012

 It's 10 days to go to the start of the London 2012 Olympics Games.
As of today, the Olympic athletes & tourists have been pouring into the capital
and preparations are well underway. I don't have tickets to any of the events,
as I left it a little too late by which time the sports they had tickets left for, 
were sports that I would not even watch on television, never mind sitting there for hours!
We do have the Olympic Torch Relay coming to my town in 3 days and then 
the Olympic Road Cycling Race will also be travelling through on the first couple 
of days of the Games - so all is not lost!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Wimbledon Men's Finals 2012

The UK is expected to come to a near standstill tomorrow
with British tennis fans sitting on the edges of their seats and
willing Andy Murray to win the Wimbledon Men's Finals 2012.

It's 76 years since Britain has had a Men's Final winner,
so in hopeful anticipation, I've dug out my pair of vintage glass buttons
with silvered tennis racquets & balls and I'm going to keep my fingers crossed...

Go Andy!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Impressive, Most Impressive...

Image via here

I love this piece, created by Noah Scanlin for the inauguration of the
Star Wars Remix
project -
which celebrates the creativity of Star Wars fans 
who can literally remix the world around them into the Star Wars universe
we all know and love.


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