Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Mikes daughter Sarah here...attempting to attach/share some photos of Mike, Anne and Great Granddaughter Astrid.....fingers crossed!
Mike and Anne are both well and have had an awesome day with a fellow numismatist (again fingers crossed that I have spelt 'coin collector' correctly (not sure wher the spell check is on this PC).
Much love to all
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
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.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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
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
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
Saturday, 29 August 2020
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, 11 August 2020
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, 28 July 2020
Monday, 20 July 2020
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.