Sunday, 6 October 2013
Life's little ups and downs . . .
We have been busy harvesting our apples this week. These are from the cooker/eater at the end of the drive. They keep quite well, in cool conditions, and are a good dual purpose apple.
Whilst we were picking them, the phone rang. It was the new agent, who it seems had had a change of heart about the valuation she had given. Cold feet more like (as there had Been A.N. Other Agent or two before her, which we had left for very valid reasons). We have discussed the situation over the weekend and will discuss it further tomorrow with her, but I think we are coming off the market until spring and then take it from there. I was very disheartened though, as I thought finally things were coming together . . .
So what do you do when you are down about things? I work very hard to take my mind off my worries. Or I go for a long walk. In this instance, I gardened and set to to clear the area at the side of the gate, where I have a little garden over my old dog Tara's grave. It had got very overgrown this summer . . . Now a good bit clearer, as you can see above.
I bought these lovely little Cyclamen to brighten up the edge of the driveway for when we had the house video done. Redundant now, as that won't be happening until the spring . . .
Our house, dreaming in the autumn sunshine and waiting for a new family to comem along and fall in love with it.
Perhaps I should put my own advert up - "Own a piece of history" - or "on the trail of the White Queen" . . . as our house sent men to support Henry Tudor at Bosworth and were rewarded for their loyalty.
Torquay jug (an old one) which came my way recently (Malvern was it?)
A LOVELY Torquay Scandy pattern puzzle jug (in that you can't drink easily from the little spouts!!)
This was at yesterday's Antiques Fair we went to. The photo does not do justice to its tactile appeal - it is highly polished from two centuries of use. Described as a spice box, I think it looks more like a sewing box inside. Solid mahogany anyway, and the lid slides across so easily.
An indulgence fortunately more than covered from today's car boot sale . . .