Sunday, 4 October 2009
Time for a rest
Why is it that just when you KNOW you have to sleep well as you are up early the next day, you have the night from hell? And so it came to pass in our household last night, and I reckon I clocked every hour between midnight and when the alarm woke me out of a deep sleep at 5.30 a.m. I will admit, I have felt better, a LOT better . . . Anyway, another car boot sale beneath our belt and we did very well today as we had several big bits to sell and they went the minute we arrived, so we were packed on heading home by 11.30 a.m., just in time as a sharp scudding shower hit the windscreen half a mile down the road. There was no temptation to buy anything, as very few stalls and nothing to buy really, but I couldn't resist this lovely old print for £1 (sadly the glass was gone) entitled On the South Downs, and by Lucy Kemp-Welch. Now just that name evokes memories for me. When I was a child, my first pony book was Monica Edward's "Wish For a Pony". I think I virtually know it off by heart, I have read it so many times. In the book, Rissa (or is it Tamzin?) has a Lucy Kemp-Welch galloping horse . . .
When I used to go to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth, they had the most wonderful Lucy Kemp-Welch painting of a horse fair (and a gigantic one by Munnings of his wife on a beautiful bay TB). She painted some excellent paintings of working plough horses too. She deserves a post just to herself really . . .
Anyway, the knitting continues and this is a winter hat for my middle daughter - she wanted something to match whatever she wore . . .