Sunday, May 15, 2022

Whitegate Boot and Verdin Boot

A selection of our bargains this morning at the two boot sales mentioned above. A bit drizzly but it brightened up later in the afternoon. I bought the tow rusty tins for a quid each. Not sure what I'm going to do with them. An impulse buy! Hazel was happy with all her plants inc. geraniums, those droopy red ones, the tiny blue ones, never very good at flower and plant names! Mostly £1.50 each. Twice that at the garden centre. The Verdin Park boot was very quiet - most people put off by the inclement weather I've no doubt. Such a shame. Hopefully the weather will improve for next week.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Old Warrington Road - Bluebell Woods

After some shopping this morning it was a short drive to the Old Warringtom Road and the rivver walk to the bluebell woods. Hazel picked some daisies for her "Daisy Clamps" or whatever they turn out to be. She's scared they might be too whimsical. No more whimsical than belly button fluff tweezers or currant drying sheds! Hada nice sit on a bench looking at the clouds and listening to a nearby cuckoo. Some cheeky dogs came by for a sniff. Then over to Lostock to deliver some groceries and have a chat in the front garden.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Altrincham Trip

Had to lug Archie's "Wishbone" sculpture over to the Air Gallery in Altrincham yesterday. Hazel's work fitted neatly into her pocket so wasa bit more managable! He'd made a very nice but heavy wooden slimline crate to protect it so that made it awkward for getting on and off the train. Thankfully the train wasn't too crowded although a women near us sounded like she was coughing up buckets of phlegm! Nice. Hopefully it was Covid germs she was spreading around. Needless to say we were the only ones wearing masks. Aftr we'd delivered the art we went shopping around the town. Didnt find much in the way of bargains. Most of the foodie shops seemed rather meat orientated . In the end we shared an egg mayo sandwich from Boots to tide us over. Hazel bought some advertising thimbles from one charity shop.No photos so you'll have to imagine a thimble with Fish Paste enamelled onto it. Or whatever it was it was advertising. I forget what exactly. On the way home we spotted the new pylons by the TATA factory- all complete now and waiting for cables to be attached. Whoopee!

Monday, May 09, 2022

Summer House

Nice sunny afternoon. Walked down to the fishing ponds and the community garden to see the baby coots or moorhens ( the one's with big feet? ) and a chat to old geezer who seems to know what's going on around here. He said he's been attacked by dogs by the canal so came this way for a change for a quite walk along the river and around the ponds. He said the fishermen don't use it anymore because of the invasive weed that grows. Last year or the years before they dragged it all out with a digger of some kind and it rotted on the bank for ages ( all gone now ) but still a problem he reckoned. Maybe a dye in the water might stop the sunlight from getting to the bottom and stop it growing? Anyway, we went home and Archie found an old art deco glass lampshade in the garden we though was a habitat for a mouse. He cleaned it up and hopes to take it home at some point. Sat in the summer house looking at all the other junk Hazel has aquired at boot sales over the years. A nice sunny afternoon.

Fishing Ponds and Baby Moorhens

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Gardening at Granma's

Archie was home from the weekend and he got cajoled into doing some gardening whilst he was here. Granma andf Audrey needed a trellis putting up to save their floppy climbing plant which had tied itself in knots and was lying helpless on the ground for ages now. The flimsy plastic trellis was useless really - not even support for two weedy sweet peas! So Archie put some wooden battens up and cursing the poor tools he had to contend with he did the best he could. It took four of us to man handle the triffid like plant up against the wall - tendrils kept trying to strangle us - or so it seemed. Would have made an amusing photo but our hands were occupied! Later we had some tea and biscuits and sat in the garden enjoying what brief sunshine there was.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Museum Of The Moon

Got back from llandudno in time to see the Museum Of The Moonat the Plaza theatre in Northwich. An impressive sight but the audio experience was rather spoiled by the noisy kids and silly adults running about like it was a creche or something. We sat on some bean bags to try and enjoy it but it was impossible.