Building Blocks of History 17th May

Things happen every day, big and small. Together they make our family history, our local history, our country’s history and sometimes they become part of global history.

All of these things happened on 17th May in years gone by.

In  1620 the world’s first merry-go-round appeared at a Bulgarian fair.

In 1861 Thomas cook’s first package holiday began – London Bridge to Paris.

In 1943 Wing commander Guy Gibson lead the Dam Busters raid.

In 2014 we spent the day Geocaching in Leicester.

Happy voyagers

searching across the oceans

a contented heart.


What does 17th May mean to you?  Create a Building Blocks of History post and add a link in the comments box.



Welcome to Haiga Heaven Weekly Challenge!

Regular visitors know, I love Haigas.

Traditionally, Japanese Haigas are a complimentary combination of a haiku and simple painting. Modern Haiga writers embrace a range of visual media including photography and graphics.

Join me, having fun, creating new Haigas, using your favourite medium.

If you want to join in,  you’ll find a new prompt to inspire your  Haiga  every Sunday.  Add a link in the comments box to share your Haiga.

I look forward to seeing your take on this week prompt – Doubt.


A flicker of doubt,

a cause for concern, changes

the world forever.