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.
Friday, 17 July 2020
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.
Sunday, 3 May 2020
Friday, 17 April 2020
Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Saturday, 4 April 2020
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Later that afternoon the pony owner drove over to identify Twinkle, which she did; and I could see within minutes what the problem was. She was afraid of him. She stretched her right hand out to full length and patted his neck with three trembling fingers .He replied by laying his ears back and baring his teeth at her. The owner said she didn't know how she was going to get him home. She didn't have access to a horse box, and anyway he always tried to bite or kick her, if she went near him. I suggested a return trip by the same method I'd used to get him to Hoxne, and all went without a hitch. I think I must cut this story short by saying that in the end I taught our two oldest girls to ride, and also the horse owner's daughter who was about Sarah's age (and who wasn't afraid of the pony).
Monday, 30 March 2020
Sunday, 29 March 2020
Friday, 13 March 2020
Do any (or indeed - All) my google friends, or at least the ones who have retired, have difficulty in remembering what day of the week it is? It's not as much of a nuisance as you'd expect in that it doesn't matter too much (and I think I'm getting used to it, anyway..)
I've developed a habit of saying to Ann "Have we anything on tomorrow ?" as we get into bed ; and she'll run through anything important booked for the morrow, and on a good day, I'll wake remembering what I'm supposed to be doing that day (well - sometimes I do). I must stress that during the majority of our fifty seven year marriage, mine has been much the most reliable of our memorys. Now, though, I have to consciously remind meself who this very pleasant lady beside me in the morning is. I exaggerate, of course, but (just to be on the safe side) I'm trying to develop a habit of addressing her as m'dear first thing ack emma , which seems to be working. I am, of course, exaggerating my memory problems, but if any of you with the same problems have any tips for improvement, they would be gratefully received.
I've just read this out to Ann, and she's gone off in a fit of the giggles, so that's alright.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Few snapshots of
the new home:-
Library door (contents of library shaking down nicely). You'll probably have to 'embiggen' the above two photies to make much sense of them. Point is that the place is beginning to look like home, we think.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Photo is of one corner of 'the Library' (not a book in sight, you'll notice). The small clock in the centre of the photo is running, and continues to keep quite good time.
Mystery object is to the right of the picture. It is of an unusual size for its type (just over three and a half inches long which you may find a bit offputting) but give it a try.
Monday, 10 February 2020
Above photo is of a farmhouse, with an oast house attached. Taken just this side of Sudbury. Rare in East Anglia, although we must have needed oast houses as much as in other areas????? for making beer.
Above half timbered farm house, on outskirts of Long Melford. Lovely looking old place, but wonky in all directions. Has never been known to actually fall down, though, as far as I'm aware.
Friday, 31 January 2020
House of pre- tudor ( circa 1480 ish) brick work about a hundred and fifty yards from here. Lovely looking old place, but told by a friend that it's not in the least convenient inside (?????). Very convenient for town centre though, I should think.
Not got itchy feet though, I assure all my readers. Still very much enjoying the convenience of modern bungalow living.
Thursday, 30 January 2020
Books for reading, and relaxation, i.e. fiction, are in the second bedroom, but await being put in order (can't do it all at once - but will get there, eventually).
Sarah drove over and spent a day with us earlier this week. Yesterday we motored over to near Wisbech to see an old friend (in both senses) then met up with Roy, an old school friend and Janet, his wife. Had a pub lunch and swapped all the family gossip (always easy to pick up the threads with people you've known for a lifetime).
Must go - presence being demanded to help sort books.
P.s. Roy always asks to be remembered to Carl (i.e. Crowbard.)