Wednesday 18 January 2017
I'm out of the door any minute, as we are minding the shop today. I was awake in the night again for 2 hours - came down to read for one of them, and then fell back into another really dreamy sleep (must be processing stuff, as in one dream I was losing handfuls of hair and going bald!) I have been dreaming so much this past week.
Perhaps it is to do with the family history I have been doing - I took out a month's Ancestry membership to try and find some missing persons, and have done very well actually, and finally found out that my Hobbs family, (grandad was a Hobbs) hailed from Cricklade in Wiltshire.
I also found out that two Hobbs brothers and two Wilson sisters were married together on the same day in mid Victorian times, and one marriage produced my family line with people leading ordinary hardworking lives, whilst the other one produced Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, a superb architect and even more distinguished soldier. He emigrated to Perth in Australia and there is a statue of him there! I think he would be my 2nd cousin, once removed?
Briefly, here are the lovely casserole dish I bought in the summer, and then whilst in Ludlow I found the milk jug to accompany it (which is also going to be used as a gravy jug). The jug was £8.99 but that's Oxfam for you! Of course, I could hardly leave it in the shop once I'd seen it in the window . . .
Bird feeding - and Miffy had been sitting high up in the tree hoping a bird would fly into her mouth! She had given up in disgust here and was making her way down.
Ah well, this won't do. I need to find some stock to take in to have a change around on our Unit, so will wave goodbye for now.
P.S. Do look up the Link for Sir Joseph, I'm rather proud of him!