Tuesday, 6 April 2021

 








These three photographs were all taken a few weeks ago, and show bits of our garden during the one and only real snowfall we've had this winter.

astrid horner

 
This is a photograph of  meself and Great Grandaughter Astrid (Astrid to the right of me.)  Taken a year or so ago.  She is now a numismatist -collects coins- as I collected coins at a similar age, we had a lot to talk about. I was able to find some Roman coins in the depths of  my bureau, I was able to improve her collection a bit. Wish she could improve my typing for me in return.
   









Saturday, 5 December 2020

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Tuesday.


 Sarah  motored over this morning and spent the day with us. She' about to set out on the return journey, so must go and see her off. More probably later.    Lot later now. Sarah 'phoned a while ago to say that she'd got home safely. I'm always glad when they do that --- although it makes me sound like an old worryguts, I know.


Goodnight all.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Tuesday


 

Mother and daughter (Sarah and Ann) in the kitchen. Sarah motored over from Milton Keynes this morning and is spending the day with us. She has already subdued my computer into a state of muttering submission (which is better than its  usual state of  open  rebellion).   

I never seem able to achieve a state of  being able to reproduce a state of agreement with it ( i.e. its reproducing photos to illustrate my blog .)  Still it seems to be trying to please this time. So I suppose I'd better knock off while I'm ahead of the game. 


Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Tuesday

Snapshot of part of the front garden (tree lined).  


Below - Part of the library - showing 'Jack Horner' - I'm thinking of fitting a second bell, so that he does a sort of 'ding dong'  alarm on two bells of different tones. Will show you yet another picture of him of it works out.  Sarah has motored over and spent the day with us. It's been lovely see her.   In fact she's  about to motor home to Milton Keynes in a min, so must knock off and see her away. More soon (if I can make the machine behave.)




 

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Thursday.


 Snapshot of Ann in  kitchen/diner.

Thursday



Mystery  Object. Made of wood. Measures one foot by eleven inches, and is probably about a hundred and fifty years old. Would probably have been referred to as treen in its day  - That is - made  of wood - or   tree en.      Clue - would probably have been supplied as a set of four when new. 

Going to leave this for a day or so now - so that everyone can have a guess (probably a soppy one- mine would have been, only I've seen them before, and happen to know what they are - tee hee !!!)  No guesses allowed by my senior  daughter, as she's having lunch with us today, and I've shown her the item and told her what it is.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Tuesday afternoon/


 More younger goldfinch.

Goldfinch on Tuesday


 Took the photo of the goldfinch on the birdbath a day or so ago. Isn't he a little beauty?

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Saturday.

 


Young tree sparrow (I think).  Son  Jonathon has very kindly spent the day with us, terminating it by doing his usual  trick of forcing the computer to return to its duties (by magic of course). I think the above photo is of a young tree sparrow (but don't put any serious bets  on this, because I'm not sure).

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Tuesday



 

Four generations of Horner.....plus Clayton/Henshaw/Penny/Hughes!

Posted by SH when Pa wasn't looking.....sorry Pa!!!

Tuesday.

 



Above picture shows  two goldfinches  feeding. 



This one shows a young green finch (left) and a goldfinch.

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Tuesday 2

 


Just been clearing out the garage and found the above illustrated  single handed wall clock- got a good deal of character and a ten inch dial, of mid eighteenth date. Some work to be done on it, but could do with the odd job to be done - still, I do like having the odd job in hand.


Tuesday

 Ann, in garden with friend Sue.




Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Tuesday.




Both these are photographs of the same item - a Mystery Object, made mainly of brass.  Please give the object's purpose, rough date and location of manufacture.

Tuesday.

Monday, 20 July 2020

Tuesday.


Snapshot of part of  back garden. Garden contains largely shrubs and trees. Still, it should be interesting to see what's in it as the year rolls round.
I think most of you will have seen this. It's Ann's English version of a Nuremberg kitchen. It;s becoming rather crowded, but I think this type of toy probably looks better for being a bit squashed. You'll have to embiggen it to see it well.

Friday, 17 July 2020

Friday .



Front Hall of (fairly) new home. The child's windsor chair to the right of the picture, belongs to grand daughter Lucy, and is the first restoration job I did after we moved in here last December. Sarah drove over here this morning and ran Ann into Ipswich Hospital this morning for her eye injection. Sarah has spent the day with us, and just started her long drive home to Milton Keynes. Hope she remembers to phones us when she gets home (she usually does).Been a good day.