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Friday 30 April 2010

In at the deep end

Just a quick note to say I'm taking the plunge!

Finally decided to have a go at setting a topic for Fun Monday.

Sticking with tradition I'll post the show n tell info on Wednesday.
Please join in with me.

Any takers for the following Monday??? I do hope so...
Please visit Sayre to let her know.

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Late joining in Fun monday but...

"My question is, what do you drink in the morning, coffee, milk, tea, or something else ? and in what do you drink ? A cup or a mug or a bowl ?
Please show us a picture !"
Gattina set the topic

Just a few...

My morning cuppa has to be coffee! Haven't been a tea drinker for many a year. First became regular coffee drinker at school (sixth form) and continued throughout college days.
For reasons I won't go into here, tea drinking is associated in my mind with funerals and nasty acciden

Now to take pix of coffee cups/mugs something of which I have quite a collection.

The 'usual' cuppa coffee and glass of fruit juice to wake me up in the morning.

A recent addition and a favourite...

Monday 12 April 2010

Fun Monday aka wash-day

Jan said
Everyone has laundry. Where do you do yours? Show us your Laundry room, or where you go to get those clothes clean! Photos, please.

Thank you to for setting this week's topic.

Took several shots with rather less success than I'd hoped...
Treated myself to a new washer no too long ago...
It is as the saying goes 'all singing' all dancing...

Complete with display panels, it also plays a tune when it finishes and shuts off automatically after that.

Living in what can be a damp, rainy and cold climate a tumble dryer is a 'must'.
I argue that there's less damage when a tumble dryer is used, both for people and to buildings than putting washing along radiators to dry.
It's April, and only in the past few days have I been able to use my outdoor washing lines.

As you might tell from the photo, my tumble dryer 'lives' in the workshop. Mustn't call it a garage as it's his 'boy's toys' place. (grin)

Monday 5 April 2010

Fun Monday's topic - Brolly, gamp umbrella

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.