Monday, December 28, 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Covid Christmas

 A bit of a weird Xmas Day this year for obvious reasons.  Went over to Hazel's Mom and sister's for a socially distanced shiver in the back garden> Hazel took a pile of logs and sticks and she made a fire in the mexican stove.  Pulled some crackers through the slit in the door.  Ate some mince pies.  Home for some cheese and crackers.  Had a nice zoom chat to Archie and Meriel who are hunkered down in Fulham.  The usual nut roast and all the trimmings later in the afternoon.  Bucks fizz and crackers.  Watched lots of nonsense on the telly.  Hopefully next year will be back to normal.  Fingers crossed!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Dad's Letter

 I thought I'd better preserve this rare document - a crumbling clipping from the Tonbridge "Courier"  from 1965 when my Dad wrote them this letter .  I wonder if George Stapley ever got in touch?

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Sunny Ponds

 Sunny walk around the park at Anderton - around the fishing ponds - dazzled by the light!   Hazel also went to the garden centre at Marbury to get some Xmas presents and a plant for her Mom who's birthday is next week. We also bought a small xmas tree in a pot so that we can plant it back out into the garden after crimblemess. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Graham Gibberd

 RIP Graham Gibberd. Sad news about our old friend and neighbour in Lambeth who passed away with dementia recently. A lovely man who was very kind and generous - who put a rubber roof on our old leaky flat in Lambeth Walk just before Archie was born. Enormously knowledgable about the Lower Marsh area and wrote a definitive book on the subject which is now highly collectable. He will be greatly missed.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

West Cheshire Museums Archive

 Donated to the Covid related archive at the West Cheshire Museums recently - Captain Covid Space Helmet and ray gun plus a the S.S. Corona tug boat all made from housegold waste and papier mache.  Glad to free up some space - most of these things are due to be stored in the loft.