Monday, 25 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Set out from Ruth's farm at ten this morning, wih granddaughers Tuva and Freja qnd drove into town, stopping off at antique shop along the way (unsuccessfully). Met up with Ruth and Lasse, and we all six went to nearby Indian restaurant that they often use, and where we had reserved a table. The restaurant has an interesting system. The customer hires a plate (for about seven pounds fifty) then helps himself from the food table. This sum includes soft drinks, and coffee. The customer is expected to make return visits to the food table (and usually obliges). Must stop now. Machine playing up. Goodbye.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Saturday, 9 August 2008
This is another snapshot of the picnic in the Deanery gardens, taken a week or so ago. In the last week
we've been to two further picnics with friends, both followed by entertainment. The first was a week ago today at Kentwell Hall followed by a performance of The Yeoman of the Guard (my favourite G. & S. Opera), and a very good performance it was, too.We went with Brenda and Warren and Judy and David. On Thursday evening of this week we went to see Romeo and Juliet performed in Rendlesham Forest. We went with Eileen and Hilary. Picnic first. Every year a very good local repertory company puts on a Shakespear play in the forest. This year's was as good as ever. At the end of the play a teenage girl in the front row (we were in the second row) was blubbing heartily. As Ann said on the way home 'I do think Shakespear could have come up with a happier ending'. Actually that's two unhappy ending in a week - Jack point and Romeo and Juliet. That sort of picnic/concert evening depends for its success totally on the weather; and it was pretty good for both ours, considering what a weird summer this has been weatherwise. Yesterday Ann motored over to Wisbech to see Gran, stayed over with her, and came back this afternoon about five pm. I got on with some work yesterday, and played three good games of scrabble this afternoon. Supper any minute so had better close. Good night.
Monday, 4 August 2008
Friday, 1 August 2008
Snapshot is of Picnic in the Deanery garden last Sunday - Ann in the centre.
Going on from yesterday's winge, I'm glad to report that the council workmen picked our old beds up without problem at 9.30 am, also a superannuated washing machine that had outlived its usefulness. This morning my good friend Bill (my barber) called and gave me a really short haircut, as it will be about six weeks till I can get another. Had a coffee, and then was able to fix him up with a bullet mould for a pair of flintlock pocket pistols he has. We have many interests in common beside the state of my wool, so it's always a pleasure to see Bill. He refused to take any payment for the haircut. He's a good chap. About noon Jill and Keith called (fellow dealers) and purchased a leather snuffbox. Gave them a coffee and asked them to join me in a sandwich lunch, but they were unable to stay. Ann's Ansell Club morning. Nipped into bank this afternoon to pay in snuff box cheque, etc. Spent rest of day pottering, cleaning and doing up a tinder box that's been hanging about my workshop for weeks. Off to bed now. Goodnight All.