Thursday, 12 May 2016
Been a good, busy week this week. To London on Tuesday to view a sale - Bonham's of Knightsbridge, Arms and Armour, to be specific. Stayed over at youngest daughter, Lizzie's. Went to the auction on Wednesday afternoon, and eventually bought six lots. Didn't buy the lot I really wanted, though - for the very good reason that it eventually sold for over twice the upper estimate. Still six lots, all fairly decent, isn't bad. Got home just before eleven yesterday evening,.
The top photo is of a rose bush in Liz's garden. It flowers very early every year. Lizzie lives just off Chiswick High Street, which I think must be a very sheltered area. Liz says this rose was still carrying flowers in February, then flowered again in early May. I've a feeling I showed the same bush, on blog, two or three years ago. Liz says she prunes it back fairly hard every year, but this treatment seems to suit it well. As you can see, it's full of buds.
The above photo shows Ann, Liz, and Liz's granddaughter, Elsa (our senior great-granddaughter) yesterday evening, in Liz's kitchen.
Spent a fairly lazy day pottering today (most energetic thing I've done is unwrapping yesterday's six lots). Must be strong minded now and get on with some work.
Warm regards to all readers, Mike.