Monday, 26 December 2011

Christmas Cards

Wednesday 21st December 2011

Christmas cards are major contributors to our decorations.  Thanks to all those who sent us one.

After Eights

Tuesday 20th December 2011

After Eights have become a traditional part of our Christmas treats.

A dressed Goose

Monday 19th December 2011

Some people will be dressing their goose for Christmas - so have we, but not quite in the same way.

Christmas Tree

Sunday 18th December 2011

I put the tree up today.

Christmas tree 'needles'

Saturday 17th December 2011

Modern artificial trees are so realistic they even drop 'needles' while you are erecting them!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

David's toy

Friday 16th December 2011

One of the toys off David's baby bouncer seat. 

Some new saucepans

Thursday 15th December 2011

Jo and I have invested in some much needed new saucepans with a contribution from GB for my birthday.  They are almost too nice to use!


Wednesday 14th December 2011

This is Chuckler - a pencil holder that Jo has had for many years.  It was funny to see him sitting in the background of some of the videos of when Richard was a baby.

Transferring videos

Wednesday 13th December 2011

This morning I transferred some old videos of family occasions onto DVD.  Unfortunately the video player has packed up and they cost an absolute fortune to replace so the rest of the transferring will have to wait unless we can get one from a charity shop.

Nana's vase

Monday 12th December 2011

A little glass vase that belonged to my grandmother and may even have been her mother's.  Unfortunately, if the metal was ever plated it has lost its plating.

Jo's cat

Sunday 11th December 2011

This was Jo's first birthday present from Bryony and Helen after she and I started going out together in 1987.

A Double Florin

Saturday 10th December 2012

This Double Florin (Four shillings - 20p in new money) was given to me by Uncle Wardie (James William Warden Spencer) when I was tiny. 

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Cherry leaves after a gale

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

My last photo for a few weeks as my migraines got worse and worse.  The wind last night brought down a fence panel and all the leaves from the Cherry.


Monday 21st November 2011

A visit to the acupuncturist and the start of a 13 day long migrainer - a record, even for me.

Friday, 23 December 2011

The Loft

Sunday 20th November 2011

At long last the loft is nearly tidy (and the contents catalogued so I can locate them).


Saturday 19th November 2011

Therere still some Nasturtiums in flower.

Blue Moon

Friday 18th November 2011

The Blue Moon rose is still flowering - it has been a very mild November so far.

Log Store

Thursday 17th November 2011

Getting the log store ready for cosy evenings in front of the fire.

Incense Burners

Wednesday 16th November 2011

Having finished photographing our ornaments I have started on the incense burners.

Richard's Books

Tuesday 15th November 2011

One or two of Richard's favourite books when he was young.  I couldn't bring myself to throw them away so they are back up in the loft.


Monday 14th November 2011

This is part of a piece of coral that my grandmother used to have under a glass dome with other natural history items.  I can't recall what else was with it - perhaps GB can?


Sunday 13th November 2011

Jo bought another lucky bamboo in Hoylake recently.

A new bird feeder

Saturday 12th November 2011

 Jo bought a new bird feeder designed to keep thr Wood Pigeons and squirrels from pinching all the small birds' food.  If the large birds have as much difficulty getting into it as \i had putting it together it should work fine.

P.S. The squirrels not only got in it but found it useful as it helped to shelter them from the rain and hail!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Shelah's flowers

Friday 11th November 2011

The flowers Shelah sent me for my birthday are still blooming beautifully.

Nana's tea set

Thursday 10th November 2011

Some of the family silver plate is in our loft including this tea set of my grandparents.  I polished it up for the photo and although it has lost some of its plate it looks quite smart.

Helen's Daffs

Wednesday 9th November 2011

As part of the loft sorting I've been looking through all the pictures that are stored up there.  These are part of a picture Helen once did of daffodfils and other flowers.


Tuesday 8th November 2011

Who can resist photographing crayons?


Sunday 7th  November 2011

Little unidentified toadstools under the Lilac in the back garden.


Saturday 6th November 2011

Still photographing ornaments.  One of a pair of family bookends - rescued from Dad's shed when they moved in with us.  I don't know what happened to the other one.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Frtiday 5th November 2011

There is still a rose flowering in the back garden.


Thursday 4th  November 2011

Jo and I went to Hoylake - shopping and for Jo to visit acupuncturist.


Thursday 3rd November 2011

Began photographing ornaments with a view to listing their origins.  This is  close up of a paperweight I gave to Jo.


Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Getting fed up of trying to sort computers...

Colourful Jo

Tuesday 1st November 2011