Really old Buckles

Years ago I found this at a Haberdashery supplier in Collingwood, Melbourne when they were closing down.  The buckles are on heavy card, backed with felt … on closer inspection I find it hard to guess what they were used for.  Women’s apparel?  Hmmmm maybe not.   Men’s wear?    Hmmmm not sure about that.  Kids clothes,…

The Golden Triangle Hill Tribes in 1984

Last night I opened my diary from my travels in 1984 at Chaing Mai, 21st of June.   I had forgotten all about the motor bike trip into the hills to visit the local indigenous tribe.  Have you ever had that feeling when you are excited that you just want to do a little clap? That…