Thursday, 10 October 2019
Above two pictures are (of course) of Ann, about her housewifely duties. Yesterday two of our neices , Elizabeth and Rebeccah, came over and had lunch with us. It was lovely to see them. Ann gave them mushroom soup (with home made bread) followed by a peach pavlova - a light lunch to drool over. I am reminded of that old (and very true saying) that the way to an old man's heart is through his tummy.
Spent this morning working on a clock jack that I've been restoring lately. It's been kicking about my workshop in a very fragmentary state for some years. Once it's reasonably complete I'll probably take its photograph for a blog entry. Don't think I'll sell it though. It will never be complete enough to be a particularly desirable collector's item. Might be a good advert though for my restoratory skills, but probably not as I've retired now (of course). We've got two lovely early clockjacks in Suffolk Churches - Southwold and Blythburgh.They've both lost their clocks, but both are used to ring in the start of services (and are well worth a look at). I suppose the one I've been restoring ought to be known as 'Jack Horner' ?