History Matters

By | October 17, 2006

A slightly different post today. History Matters are collecting peoples’ experiences on October 17 as a historical account. Go ahead and post your experiences about your day.

Woke to Radio 4, showered and drove twenty miles to work.  Ate Shreddies and raisins for breakfast. Did some work on projects for a European car manufacturer and an American book publisher.  Had roasted vegetables and feta cheese for lunch, which I’d cooked yesterday.  Made some phone calls and dealt with my emails. Drove to the hospital, parking was a nightmare, slightly ahead of schedule so stopped into the café for pasta and to read a little of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.  Visited a patient on the cardiac ward, medications don’t seem to be helping, an operation isn’t an option and the doctors don’t seem to agree on anything, which is frustrating. Drove home, made some calls, emailed some friends, had a glass of Syrah (good for my heart) and blogged, listening to Coventry City on internet radio whilst watching Manchester United in Europe on TV.

One thought on “History Matters

  1. Museum of London

    Hi Golly

    I enjoyed reading your One Day in History post. You managed to capture the essence of what the National Archives were trying to do with the History Matters campaign which is why I’d like to invite you to take a look at a new website called “Map My London” which has just been launched by The Museum of London: (www.mapmylondon.com).

    Map My London hopes to revolutionise the way the history of the city is gathered and displayed.

    It would be great if you could take a look at the site and see if you would be interested in getting involved with uploading your impressions and memories of the capital, to help us create an emotional memory bank.

    You will be able to upload your experiences about the city onto the Map My London site under headings including “Love and Loss”, “Beauty and Horror” and “Fate and Coincidence”.

    The site will support contributions in the form of text, digital photographs, video clips and sound recordings and the best thing is that you will be able to have a link directly to your own personal map to put onto your blog.

    If this is something that you think that you’d like to get involved with, please visit http://www.mapmylondon.com. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on the website.

    Well done on the cool blog (especially the wine links ;)) – I’ve got it bookmarked, so you might see some more comments from me in the future 😉

    Kind regards
    Rax, Museum of London

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