Just a few names for one item that’s this week’s show and tell’...“Once again and with pleasure I am the host for this coming Monday April 5.
As April is quiet a moody month here in Belgium, I thought about asking you:
Do you use an umbrella against the rain or too much sunshine? Even if you don't you certainly have at least one in your house I suppose. Take a picture and show us the one or ones you use (or not)”
A big Thank You to Gattina for coming to the rescue with her FUN ‘Fun Monday’.
“Any umbrella, any umbrella “sang Dick Van Dyke (chimney sweep) in ‘Mary Poppins...
For ‘any’ read ‘many’ in my collection; they’re a bit like handbags and shoes, after a while a collection builds up. Almost as tho’ one on its’ own would be lonely!
When I see one that’s appealing because of its pattern, shape, features or cause I just ‘have’ to buy one.
Hence my collection includes
Sunflowers umbrella from the “Calendar Girls” a stage play and film about an extraordinary group of housewives...who produced a 'naughty' but nice calendar to sell in aid of charity.
It took off as they say...and is now a film and stage play.
I saw the play in Manchester and it was brilliantly funny.
Then there’s my ‘Open University’ one I bought because I study with the OU.
Some are too worn to merit a photograph and ‘live’ in the car behind one of the seats. Yes, two ‘live’ there.
With our wonderful English weather it’s always useful to have a brolly’.
Another resides in our caravan in Cornwall.
At the start I mentioned ‘gamp’ perhaps some will know where the word comes from, but it may be unknown by others.
Charles Dickens' character Sarah Gamp from “Martin Chuzzlewit” carried a large umbrella; so, colloquially, a ‘gamp’ is an umbrella.