The Baker family that is. Many years ago when I was in my 20s, my dad told me his aunty used to run the Post Office at Princetown, up on Dartmoor (not a good place to be on a cold foggy day!) I have remembered that for nearly 50 years, and think I may have cracked it, finally, except I can't tie sub-postmistress Rebecca Baker (born 1868 in Plymouth) up with the rest of the Baker clan in Plymouth and I haven't found her at Princetown either, but near Exeter. My goodness, I have gone through so many permutations it's like doing Algebra and I was always hopeless at that!Blackthorn blossom on my walk yesterday. Note the sunshine (back to grey and rain today).
I loaded the car this morning for the setting up at Builth Antiques Fair tomorrow. I just hope I will be well enough to do it as I have little hints which suggest I am coming down with a cold (best outcome) or Covid - I'm praying it's not the latter. I have had a little grumble of a headache a few times (and I never get a headache normally), a suggestion of a sore throat, and a tickle in my lungs earlier on. I slept in the - very comfortable - new bed last night, and hope whatever I have goes away - the thought of Keith coming down with it is not a happy one. I still have my sense of smell and taste though and a Covid test I took earlier on was negative. If I can't do the Fair, Tam may have to do it for me - it's £185 for the pitch for the weekend and it would be good to get some sales to cover that and help us pay the bills besides. Positive thoughts please.Greater Stitchwort.Oak trees are about to put out their first leaves. That's Cilmery in the distance.
Of course, last Saturday I stupidly forgot to take a mask. I put a smarter jacket on and left my red jacket which had a mask always in the pocket at home. As we were stood so long waiting in the lunch queues, I could well have picked up a bug then, though Tam's OK, so perhaps I touched something infected.
A beautiful wild Gean (Cherry) tree in full bloom beside the lane. One of many at the moment.
I shall try and keep you posted anyway. I know I worry if a blogger I follow goes quiet, especially if you know they are off colour to start with. Have a good long Bank Holiday weekend.