The BBC weather man must have been talking about a different planet this morning when he forecast an unseasonably warm day ahead. I went out dressed like this and nearly froze my arse off. Mind you, the elderly chaps in the care home seemed to appreciate my efforts and for once Dad recognised me straight-away.
Rather than brave the garden I thought I'd reorganise the pictures on our bedroom wall. I've bought loads lately and as they're stacked against the wall the cats (of the real and the ghostly variety) keep knocking them over.
|Weepy kid on right (courtesy of lovely Liz), Art Deco Dartmouth Pottery wall sconce (50p, car boot sale)|
I've got so many freaky kid prints they've filled the Wall of Misery and invaded the bedroom, much to Jon's chagrin.
My friend Janne sent me the boy with grapes for my birthday, the kid with a fishing rod was a 50p charity shop buy a couple of weeks ago, the Vernon Ward swan scene was 50p from a car boot sale and the framed photo of a 1920s bathing beauty was 30p, also from a boot sale.
Isn't she a babe?
Enchanted Forest by Vernon Ward (75p, Acorns Hospice)
A very naive oil painting of an ancestor, marked "TW, Chester" (where my Grandma was from) and dated 1806.
Jon took these photos whilst travelling by tuk tuk in Madras in 2006.
My Grandma's sister, Great-Auntie Maud's long service certificate.
1950s gypsy ladies (50p each, Banardos)
Sixties Beatnik couple and glazed 1930s Italian scene (all jumble sales), mirror salvaged from a Victorian maid's mirror and peacock from a car boot sale.
1970s Art Nouveau style prints on wood (Queen Helga the great)
Girls with kittens and poodles (the fabulous Sandy)
|1960s hot pants suit (Xmas present from a friend), fringed suede jerkin (£9, town centre junk shop)|
I'm off to the art gallery tomorrow, I bet I won't see anything quite like my collection.
See you soon.
See you soon.