Saturday, 29 September 2018


Two clocks on workshop wall. One is a small longcase clock (sounds like a contradiction in terms, but in fact would make sense to any traditional horologist.


Photograph shows Ann, friend Helga and granddaughter Freja, grouped around a life sized Zebra head recently crocheted by Helga.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


Morning Glory still performing, although a neighbour told me there was a slight frost last night, so these are probably the last Ipomia (morning Glory this year) .

Friday, 21 September 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Tuesday, 11 September 2018


Another corner of the garden. The flowers illustrated are, mainly, Cyclamen, or, as a plant grower in this area used to write of them, handy-cycle-men. I inquired about these handy-cycle-men, and found that this was her version of Hardy Cyclamen. And then they say, 'normal for Norfolk', we are in Suffolk. You will notice how beautifully typed this is. I dictated it, to Lucy who typed it.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Wednesday. (2)

Of the two photos,the above one one shows Ann's middle brother, David, and his wife, Jo. Jo had rather a nasty fall a fortnight ago, which has left her with a 'lovely black eye' (the right one) and I have, I think, very cleverly posed her to hide her right eye. They motoredover yesterday, and spent the day with us. The first photograph shows our youngest daughter, Lizzie, Lizzie's youngest daughter Beth, and Ann. Lizzie and Beth came to us this morning, arriving nicely in time for breakfast. We all four motored over to Clacton to investigate a shopping trolley that Ann had seen advertised; examined, approved, and purchased one, then had lunch,at a very pleasant sea-front hotel, then motored home (in our car, but with Lizzie driving). Granddaughter Beth has been instructing me in the use of the computer; or, more exactly, how to insert photographs in blog entries. You'd think I'd know how by now, but I make the most of any assistance offered. I'm lost in admiration for Beth's computer skills; and she's very admiring about my spelling skills! Goodnight All.


With the assistance of granddaughter Beth I have at last managed to put a photograph on screen. It is as usual a corner of the garden. I hope this works. As you will have gathered I have been having the usual difficulties putting photographs on my blog. Here Goes!!!!

Saturday, 1 September 2018


I said a  few days ago that I  thought the  Morning  Glory   had  finished flowering. As you can see from above photy I was wrong. Not only that, but it  seems  to be  forming new buds.