Sunday, 11 August 2013
First of all my apologies for not having blogged for a few days. It's been a busy week - Long Melford on Wednesday, which was a good and successful antique fair. Sold quite a lot and also bought quite well, including rather a nice brass tinder box, which needs a little tidying up and should keep me busy for a few hours. Since then it has been quite busy socially.Being high summer, we've all been busy giving lunches/dinners/teas, in our gardens when possible, and the weather has been most obliging. The problem with that is that I feel I can't turn up for a meal with friends, carrying my camera; and if we're the hosts it's still a little awkward (even - not done) to say, in the course of a meal, "Hold it everyone and smile for the camera". I have done the latter occasionally, though, provided the guests are all old friends and know I keep a blog.
One thing I think I must record is regarding the Saturday Telegraph Crossword Puzzle, which I do every week, usually with the help (swapping clues) of friend Sheila and senior daughter Sarah. The last few weeks' puzzles have been absolute stinkers and the three of us have had to make every effort to complete them. This week (probably following complaints to the Telegraph about the impossibility of their Prize Crossword, and corresponding threats to cancel the subscription unless matters improved) was a perfectly reasonable one, and I sailed through it in well under an hour.
Now for the photographs : the top one is of Ann admiring her handiwork in the garden (she spent an hour or two yesterday, whilst I was at Scrabble Club, tidying up the borders). The lower one is of a small corner with one of those blue onion thingies.........got it - an allium (I think), and a montbretia.