Sunday, 7 August 2016
Here is Alfie, pretending to be asleep! I wish I could join him. We have had two very busy days with early starts, then last night neither of us slept beyond 3.30 a.m. and as a consequence, feel rather shattered now. We dragged ourselves out of bed at 7 and without having even a cup of tea, shot straight down to the car boot sale in town, although on first wander round, we thought we would be coming home empty-handed. Fortunately another circuit and some new cars unpacking brought us some more stock for the Unit.
Elecampane in the border.
We had intended to attend a remembrance parade in Hay-on-Wye, in memory of the Somme, and its fallen, but with both of us too tired to drive anyway far, let alone a 3 hours round trip, we decided we would have to forgo attendance.
Shasta Daisies, beside the Elecampane.
This is a David Austin rose, with a Graham Thomas label, but it looks too peachy to me.
Here are two little pieces of jewellery I bought recently (VERY cheaply). Sadly, both are damaged - the elephant brooch on the left has lost the pin on the back, and a bit of poor chain is on the top (replacing an original necklace), so I shall try and rectify that. The little turquoise wheel brooch needs a dab of solder on the back too. I don't do jewellery as a rule, but need to learn about it - and silver too - as we don't want to be lugging round big bits of furniture into our dotage! Small and light . . .
I am just too tired to write any more at the moment, but hopefully a good night's sleep will put me back to normal again.