In a remote holiday cottage, in Wales, on a little bookshelf in the hall, I discovered this little gem. A “House Doctor” book, from 1926! It refers to a house as being alive – having eyes (windows), veins (electricity), a heart (kitchen stove), lungs (room spaces) etc and mentions servants and housewive’s handymen hero’s!! Lovely. They let me keep it, I will treasure it.

“The heart may demand diagnosis”

“A careless servant’s hand…”

“A handyman is of more use than a hero!”
More gems to come as I find them…