Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Bits and bobs
It's been a bitsy week so this post will be a bit bitsy too.
We have just had a lovely Easter Weekend.
The weather behaved and it was only slightly autumnal,
with warm sunny days and only a hint of rain in the evenings.
We were able to sit outside to enjoy our coffee
and the company of my eldest grandson and his partner.
They arrived on Friday evening after a long car trip,
made longer with all the people and places they stopped to visit on the way down.
They were busy playing Easter bunny and dropping off baskets on their way.
This one was for my GKB and me.
We have enjoyed tucking into it
but I'll have to get out walking
to make up for too much indulgence.
Claude found it very hot and one day he was spreadeagled
rather inelegantly on his back on the mat catching the breeze.
By the time I crept past him to get the camera
he decided to change position and I missed it.
But here he is anyway, I haven't posted a pic of him for quite a long time.
He's not looking too bad for an older boy :)
Grandson always goes around to visit his great grandmother, my little mother,
and she had a box of his things there that she had found out in the garage.
He came home and said "Here you go Granma, these are the souvenirs
I brought back from Singapore for you and Grandad."
He was in Singapore about seven years ago
so we all had a bit of a laugh about that.
Both the paper weight and the ashtray
have the Singapore merlion on them, an intriguing creature.
I thought I'd show you this little demitasse tea set I have in my china cabinet.
When we were first married my GKB saw them on sale
and used to arrive home every Friday night with a cup and saucer.
I have another completely different set as well and I'll show it to you another time.
I've just noticed tonight that one of these has a tiny chip, bummer :(
They have Japan stamped on the bottom,
and when you look at it the pattern is Japanese style.
I think it could be lustreware but not really sure,
but I think it is pretty.
That's it for this week.
I hope your Easter was enjoyable, ours was.
We started with a Maundy Thursday shared meal at the church,
met with church family on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday
and spent time with family relaxing over a lovely weekend.
Until next week,