About Me


My name is Barbara, although most of my family call me Bob.

I’ve been married to Terry for 50 years. We lived in Hampshire (UK) for most of those years before moving first to Dorset and now Somerset. We have a son, two granddaughters (Zoe Rose and Lilly Grace), two grown-up grandsons (Kip and Tris), and a lovely daughter-in-law. Our son, his wife and their two daughters live in Australia, while his sons from a previous relationship are now living in the UK.

I have an ongoing love affair with animals with dogs, cats, and Koalas being my favourites. My other passions are vintage children’s books, postcards, vintage games and nursery china designed by Eileen Soper and Chloe Preston.

My hobbies are attending fetes, book fairs and auctions. I also enjoy visiting wildlife sanctuaries, walking, and of course reading.

I ran March House Books for approximately twenty years, but the business closed on my retirement in July 2015. I continue to blog under the name March of Time Books where I look forward to your visits and comments.

I blog about things that interest me such as vintage books, postcards and ephemera, but you will also find me musing on many other topics. I include guest posts from time to time so if you have something you wish to share, please get in touch. I prefer the posts to be about childhood, vintage books, nature and so on, but I do include other items such as new books. If you would like to contribute something, please contact me with your idea. I will give you a yes or no as quickly as I can but please check with me before emailing the post.

Thanks for calling in, I appreciate it. Barbara x

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset December 2015. The photograph was taken while our family were on holiday in England.  L to R: My husband Terry, our daughter-in-law Karen, me (Barbara), our son Steven and our two little granddaughters. 


Just a few of the many awards received by this blogs. Thanks to everyone for the nominations.