Sunday, 22 April 2018

Monday washdays: the laundry in bygone years

There will be laundry on the washing line in Porthkeres, which means that it must be a Monday. Here's what washday was like in that period.

Washing Day late 1940's
Monday washdays: the laundry in bygone years
Working Class Life in the 1940s - Wash Day

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Moorland Scenery

Moorland scenery near Halsetown, Cornwall
Photo © nick macneill (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Rocky Moorland below The Cheesewring
Photo © Des Blenkinsopp (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Inland from the port and beyond the village and the farmland, the land behind Porthkeres gives way to dramatic moorland. These examples match the picture in my mind.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Just a cliff

Just a cliff
At the far right of the layout in Porthkeres, the train will emerge from a tunnel under a cliff, something like this fine red one.

Photo © Joe Pritchard (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Friday, 6 April 2018

EKG of a 70-year-old man with exercise intolerance
Exercise intolerance - and not just exercise in the sports sense, but the difficulties can exist with any activity: depending on severity, even attepting to sit up can be too much - is a frequent symptom of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and the overlapping condition of Orthostatic intolerance (OI). 
Exercise intolerance is a condition of inability or decreased ability to perform physical exercise at what would be considered to be the normally expected level or duration. It also includes experiences of unusually severe post-exercise pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or other negative effects. Exercise intolerance is not a disease or syndrome in and of itself, but can result from various disorders.

Intolerance to exercise may be caused by unusual breathlessness (dyspnea), muscle pain (myalgia), tachypnoea (abnormally rapid breathing), tachycardia (having a faster heart rate than normal) or increasing muscle weakness; or exercise might result in severe headache, nausea, dizziness, occasional muscle cramps or extreme fatigue, which would make it intolerable.

From Wikipedia: Exercise intolerance

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Charlestown Harbour

St Austell: entrance to Charlestown harbour Photo © Martin Bodman (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Charlestown Harbour Photo © Chris Gunns (cc-by-sa/2.0)
This example enables us to visualise aspects of the harbour at Porthkeres.


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