Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Where I am now

My life did not come to an end on Friday 23rd March 2012 (as one one-time reader of one of my blogs surmised).  Nor did my photography stop.  Nor did my cooking.  Nor did my interest in dates. Nor my memories (though I have to say my forgettory is getting better than my memory). It is simply that I couldn't cope with having so many blogs and decided to concentrate on my main one - Rambles from My Chair. You'll be most welcome.  If you wish to see more family history and memories just click on the link and join me there.   The posts that would have appeared in this site may be infrequent but who knows you might fall for the rest of my meanderings!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Making Pictures

These blocks were in Killerton House, Devon.  I used to have some the same when I was little.  They make up six different pictures.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A letter opener

This letter opener was made by Dad. He also made pokers suing the same technique of putting washers on a metal bar and then fashioning them into squares.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Col and Ethel's wedding

At Easter 1938 Mum and Dad's friends Col and Ethel were married and Mum was the bridesmaid, Dad the best man.

Dad looked handsome and...

Mum looked beautiful.    . Don't they scrub up well!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Mum's necklace

Jo and I sorted through the family jewellery recently and one of my main disappointments was being unable to find photos of the items with their original wearers.

This is one exception.

It shows Mum at the age of 12 in 1921 wearing a coral necklace. Prior to finding the photo I had imagined the necklace was Victorian. However, I now suspect that it was Mum's. I think someone posing for a studio photo at that time would more likely have worn their own favourite piece of jewellery rather than a 'hand-me-down' from a mother or aunt.