Came downstairs this morning and found that Ann had left the above device to the left of the clock in the hall. It's a very modern vacuum cleaner, and parked next to the grandfather clock, I think it gives a nice 'then and now' feel to the photo. Earlier this morning we walked into town (via the Market Place) to go to cafe church, both of which (Market Place and Church) act as the local gossip and news exchange. Had to be home by eleven as friends Brenda and Judy were calling at that time to take Ann off for a pub lunch, and to swap some more news/gossip. I always think of the three of them as a sort of female version of 'Last of the Summer Wine'. I gave vent once to this idea to the three of them, and they all three rather liked it, but disagreed slightly when they started to discuss which lady was which character!
Oh well, it's twelve-thirty now, and I've been told to make meself a sandwich lunch from available bread, butter, ham and cheese. Given the availability of the ingredients, this should be well within even my (fairly basic) culinary skills.