Monday, 8 June 2015

Monday.


Been a fairly busy day. We'd been invited to go and drink tea with an old friend of ours (a retired G.P.) who lives a few miles out of town. We found we were rather ahead of time, so I sat in the garden reading, while Ann took snapshots of the garden (you know, flowers and interesting objects by the wayside) while we waited. Then motored out to see Terry, who also sometimes lives in London, so we have to make the most of her when she returns to civilisation for a while. Nattered and generally caught up with the news until Midday.



Then motored on to Hollow Trees Farm Shop, did a little fruit and vegetable shopping there, and lunched in the restaurant. We both had hot roast pork sandwiches and salad, which turned out to be a very filling lunch.


Then on to Martlesham, where we stopped at a newish local auctioneer's (who'd been civil enough to send me a catalogue) to view a sale that takes place later this week. Left  bids on  five lots that we both fancied (fingers crossed on Wednesday and Thursday).
If lucky I might use at least one of them as 'Mystery Objects'.
Off to bed in a min, so-
Good Night dear readers.

10 comments:

Rog said...

As a noted futurologist, I would like to guess the nature of the next mystery object in advance.


Early 20th Century Ivory Catapault
Made in Djimimi (Ivory Coast)

Are you impressed?

Mike and Ann said...

Rog.I would have been still more impressed had you warned me of this before I was arrested for possessing illegal ivory and an offensive weapon.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. I was aware of the little ivory catapult in Lockdale's sale (lot 900). Sweet little thing, but not my pigeon, so I didn't bid for it.
I am afraid that I foresee little future for you as a futurologist. Let me know next time you're viewing a good sale in this area. We might get together for a coffee or other liquid refreshment.
Cheers, Mike.

Crowbard said...

By Djimimi! Rog, that was excellent observation and deduction. What a pity Mike isn't a bit more scrutable; perhaps you could try to sneak a peek at his catalogue notes next time?

In keeping with the object perhaps a drink in 'The Stork's Head' might be apt?
Kindly regards to you both.

Rog said...

I was brought up near a pub called "The Stork at Rest" which was built on the defunct site of a maternity unit

Mike and Ann said...

I trust you have no egrets about it,Rog.

Pat said...

You are a perfect example of how gentlemen of a certain age should look in the summer.

Crowbard said...

Can't believe my ears, my heron shaw ain't what it used to be...

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Pat. The weather has been just a bit warmer today, which made it perfect weather for a linen jacket and flannels.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. Plus a scruffy old panama with a hole in the front brim made from the number of times my fingers and thumb have been used to tip it to ladies. Must remember to use my whole hand to raise it properly.