I have put together a small gallery of pictures taken at Ann’s 80th birthday party. There are some of the people who attended, and a few pictures from around Blakeney. The blue skies, the sun with its hat on, was too good an opportunity to miss.
It has been a few weeks since our holiday to Italy, and our next holiday is just around the corner. I have though managed to process and reduce the number of photographs. Well some might not agree and they are now ready to view.
We had a fabulous time with Andante, and our guides were fabulous company.
Off to Carlisle in the morning, at least this will be on the train most of the way. This last week has been a bit of a strain. One day in Doncaster, the next day in Bournemouth, and then back to Doncaster the day after. Putting a few miles on the old Citroen, hopefully it will see my working days out.
Also had sleepless nights this week. The A41 was closed for road resurfacing in Waddesdon overnight for the last week. The sound of silence was a tad disturbing, lay awake at night wondering when the next vehicle would come by, they never came, so couldn’t get to sleep.
I did a little bit of work on the Blasdale website this weekend. Upgraded to a version 3.6 of WordPress, and a new version of Nextgen Gallery, 2.0. Nextgen 2.0 has a new way to implement galleries, and a really quite nifty gallery display which works on mobile phones with the swipe action. Love it.
No new pictures, but hope to get the Cambridge Society visit to the Malverns online this week.
Several months ago, Rosemary had a serious case of larder envy (seems to affect ladies of a certain age) after seeing a friend’s. She came home and sighed at her larder shelves built of fronts of old wardrobes, bits of tongue and grooved, brick supports and even spare end pieces from new kitchen. She wrote a to-do list item and began her search.
She was triumphant and now has the larder of her dreams complete with three roll-out wooden boxes, one of which is a snazzy two drawer vegetable rack. The larder is under the kitchen stairs and the shelves have been designed so you can stand right inside and hence see everything and reach into the full depth.
Designer and maker, in oiled ash, was Mark Williamson of Mark Williamson Furniture.
She’s crossed the “larder shelves” item off her to-do list.
But shelves are an addiction…….
Well I made Glastonbury 2013, my sixth Glastonbury, the last four all in a row, This time I arrived on Wednesday evening, driving up from Bournemouth where I had been working. Arrived at 7 to a nice sunny evening, pitched my tent in a quiet spot and met up with Ed for a few pints.
Weather wise it rained on Thursday evening and most of the night, and cleared up for a lovely festival weekend.
Bands I saw all the head lines on the Pyramid stage, Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones and Mumford and Sons. Other bands to remember were Nick Cave, and Vampire Weekend. The rest of the weekend was a bit of a haze.