Sunday, February 18, 2018
Buddy Holly and Crickets ( and Clicks ) for £2 which seemed like a bargain - lots of songs I've never heard of as well as the hits. Hazel got a few bits and bobs including an ostrich egg ( with free goose egg ) for a quid, sewing sets, needles, forks, wrapping paper etc. Afterwards we went to Marbury garden centre to get some rosemary and hanging plants for the hanging basket which looks a bit sad at the moment. Then to Granma and Audrey's to keep at arms length as they have the lurgi. Collected a pile of logs from the tree they had cut down in the front garden.
Monday, February 05, 2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Cheshire Archive down by the River Dee. Very friendly and helpful bunch assisting the small group from VAC doing research into various topics. I choose Randolph Caldecott the Victorian children's book illustrator as I was keen to see his correspondence with drawings in the margins. Sadly they only had the one but lovely to look through his sketchbooks and other ephemera. Becky was my "archive buddy" and was very helpful at showing me round and keeping her distance when she could see I was engrossed in looking at pages and ephemera. Caldecott was very prolific and always had a sketchbook about his person to draw the back's of people's heads and bonnets etc. also lots of what looked like shopping lists! Yes, annoying to discover I had lost my return ticket so had to buy another - luckily just enough cash on me to do that but couldn't do more shopping as I'd hoped so back early for late lunch
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Peter Pan's Playground in Southend. Found a new set of steps and gravelly bit with grotto - a limpid pool nearby. Along the mere to observe the swans and ducks etc. A bit nippy but not as bad as the recent chill. Afterwards we went to Granma and Audrey's for coffee and a chat. Sorted some junk they wished to be sent to the charity emporium.