Tuesday, 22 September 2015


We were given this superb bunch of gladioli a few days ago. They are lasting very well. I do like gladioli; and find them disappointing in only one way - they look as if they should be gloriously scented, but there is no scent to them.

Took this snapshot of Ann this morning just before we walked into town. Ann is wearing her new winter raincoat. Don't yet know if it will keep her dry, but it will keep her well camouflaged in the garden.


These two photoes are this week's   MYSTERY OBJECTS.  I purchased (on ebay)  a lot composed of several  interesting brass items. I think these two are interesting, if only because I have no idea what they are, so any suggestions gratefully received. Crowbard and Rog :- good interesting suggestions if you please, but do try and stay within the realms of possibility.  They are cast, hand finished, six inches long, and consist of a pierced heart shape, surmounted by an anchor (I think that shape, with a rope round the anchor, is properly known as a fouled anchor). Can anyone tell me what they are for, or to what they should be attached.                                                                            Thank you.

                                  As usual, I wish all my readers a very good night's sleep.


Crowbard said...

Jude suggests they might make interesting ear-rings for persons with sturdy ears.

Margaret Brocklehurst said...

They are pie servers!

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Jude and Margaret. I must say that I think your suggestions (that the items are either ear rings or pie servers) quite as likely as each other. I must therefore (until something better comes in) award you joint first place. Well done!

Crowbard said...

In view of the apparent studs on the backs of them I wonder if they might be horse brasses to fit onto the blinkers, collar or wider leather straps of the harness?

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Crowbard. I think you might have hit the nail on the head. They would fit rather well onto the blinkers of a draught horse, and the heart and anchor motifs would be even more relevant to horses drawing barges or narrow boats. I think blinker brasses for a barge horse would fit as well as anything. Thanks.