Wednesday, 11 November 2020

11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month.........


If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home …

These belonged to my great-grandfather.  He was a WW1 Horse Driver.  He came back but the war affected him so much he turned to drink....

My grandfather William Prentice, he came home from WW2, many didn't. He survived Dunkirk by swimming out to the Royal Daffodil which was a flat bottomed ferryboat. The Daffodil was hit but it but it also survived.

My grandfather Albert Sullivan.  He was in a reserved occupation working in a factory in Tottenham called Lebus Brothers.  He made the CC41 furniture.  He was also in the home guard and a fire watcher.
The medals shewn above belonged to his father-in-law.  

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Sunday 1st November

 November, another lock down which was inevitable!  Was it only me who noticed the spike when students went to or back to university in September.  Long distance teaching and now they are stuck when I'm sure they'd rather be at home..........  At least we may be able to visit family at Christmas but there could be another lockdown afterwards 

*(this is all my opinions and no one else's)*

What have to you been doing?  I sorted all my fabrics and have been making lap quilts as Christmas presents.  I can show you the ones I have made so far as the recipients are not on this platform.  I'm making ten in all.  Here are the first three.  The top part has already been made just needs wadding (batting) and backing and quilting.  (click on them to take a closer look)

Noticed toadstools in with my special rose, this is what happens when you use horse poo straight from the field and the recent cold very damp days!

Had lovely time with friends two weekends ago.  Oh but my poor legs feet!  I walked down from Lynton to Lynmouth, then we stopped at Tarr Steps on Exmoor, and walked all round the correct Coronavirus way, we could have snuck back the way we came but we didn't and was good!  I walked 5.3miles that day, not used to walking that distance!  Made chicken curry before they picked me up in the morning and warmed it up when we got back.  It went down really well after such a long busy day.

On Friday last a beautiful whole rainbow stayed in the sky for more than an hour

Since the update of blogger last time. anyone else had this problem?  I used to be able to line up all my photos, used the ones I wanted then go go to use the rest but only to go back and fined they have disappeared and I have to go and find them again from the file on the computer.