I thought Barnaby looked quite majestic by the mirror...
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Steve and Heather very kindly bought me an Ecofan for Christmas, to go on top of our stove in the lounge. One problem was that we didn`t have enough room between the top of the stove and the top of the chimney breast. Steve and myself started to alter the fan but when spinning at high speeds the springy motor housing wouldn`t keep it true so it kept hitting the stove and annoying Ruth. Luckily the mother-in-law had given us Meccano sets to play with and some of it was perfect for making the fan more sturdy, thanks Mumsie. For more info` on how it works click here Ecofan
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Mum had found an old box of slides and was going to throw them out! I looked through them and picked these to show here...
This is my dad and his brother Rex (left) in Scotland in the early 1970`sThis is uncle Rex and aunty Nancy returning to New Zealand, I think it was in the 1970`sThis is aunty Mabel, she never married and worked in service from the age of 14 through to 71. She was a lovely kind aunty and here she is with my mum (right) and aunty Sheila.
Monday, 22 December 2008
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Friday, 12 December 2008
I just went into the London Road shop in Brighton to buy some last -minute things. It`s such a shame to see Woolworths closing down, I suppose I should share some blame as I rarely go in. I remember as a child the Haywards Heath Branch with its big glass doors and huge round handles.
Monday, 8 December 2008
On Sat` 6th and Sunday 7th December, Ruth and Graeme held their second open house at our place. It wasn`t as busy as Easter but Ruth did quite well. We don`t know why Graemes lovely bags didn`t sell, but his chocolate cake did! Lots of our friends came down which was nice, even Smoth made an appearance and we chilled-out in the shed for a while.