Part of the discussion at yesterday's meeting was about memories of our last expedition. We all remembered the lady holding the orange flag : our tour guide around Rome. She made us all work hard during the day but at least we could all make a decent attempt at a Roman History GCSE after the tour.
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Monday, 23 February 2009
Again from the Archives : but this time I need some serious help. This is a strip of three negatives all showing the back of a house and a couple looking at the garden. The man appears to have a large white beard. I took the photographs but I have absolutely no idea of who they are or where they are. Any offers?
The "Three Graces" photo from the other day eventually got through to Charlotte and I promised her another one from the archives. This shows Jane, Peter, Charlotte, Issy and Terry Buckley. Now the only one of those I have no current contact with is Terry Buckley - any offers of an e-mail?
Thursday, 19 February 2009
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
A trip back to the archives. Today I was continuing the task of scanning in old negatives, and this one came up. It must have been 1969 - forty long years ago. On the left is Jane, in the centre is Isobel and on the right is Charlotte. I am sure that Jane has Charlotte's e-mail address so perhaps she will send the post to her.
Monday, 9 February 2009
This is a picture of melting snow! Today it is bright and sunny and just a degree or so warmer so a very slow thaw is taking place. But the weather forecast has just been on the television and it suggests that there still might be more snow to come.
Thursday, 5 February 2009
I don't know why I put the empty bottles out for collection last night - there is little chance that the refuse lorry will be doing its rounds and even if it is, there is no chance of it getting up our road. And it is snowing again, as this morning's photograph shows.
The snow has a special effect on Amy. After a short while ice balls begin to develop on the fur around her feet. Once formed, like a snowball, they rapidly get bigger. Once, Alexander and I had to carry her back from a walk when the snowballs got so big she could hardly walk. Now she is careful about going out in the snow.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
Why is it that every time you visit a city these days there is a big wheel parked in the middle? I suspect it is the same wheel which is being moved around. This was Manchester today, we were braving the weather to take Alexander to a Summer Jobs Fair.