Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Apart from a wedding................

..............other things have been happening here....................................

On Saturday we went to feed Son and Daughter-in-law's cat as they were busy with clearing up after the wedding, we happened to go via Needham Market car boot sale where I found this little book for 50p

 Then on Sunday Col had to return his waistcoat and cravat to the Posh Clothes Shop and we happened to go via the Portman Road car boot sale (and had we needed Christmas decorations we could have found enough to have trimmed a whole street of houses!)
Instead I picked up another book for 50p - you just never know what you'll find and a Tasha Tudor book from the USA was very unexpected.

Very odd how we 'chanced' upon boot sales both days wasn't it?

Later Sunday M and R called in on their way home from all the clearing up to deliver some of the flowers from the tables and a piece of left over Wedding cake. Oh it is good.


Monday we went to Asda to print out a few wedding photos so Col's dad had something to keep quite quickly (he is not well enough to  cope with a  wedding) We also delivered a piece of cake to him and took the lap top so he could see the rest of our pictures.

Last week we sold Col's bike on eBay so that's added a bit more to funds and we've found a photo printing website where we can pay by Pay Pal - so the bike sale will pay for some wedding photos.The machine at Asda turned out decent prints but they were a bit pricey.

A few books have been read although not as many as usual
Angela Thirkell - Marling Hall is one of the latest batch of her books to be re-printed by Virago Modern Classics. It's a good chunky read set in her fictional Barsetshire during the war years.
A.A.Milne -The Red House Mystery. Who knew that way back in 1922 the Winnie The Pooh author had written one crime novel? I certainly didn't until someone mentioned it on one of the book blogs I read. The library had a copy, I've forgotten the story already!
Bernard Knight - The Lately Deceased. Another crime fiction re-printed from 1963.
Melissa Harrison- Winter - which I've already mentioned last week.

According to my Books Read 2016 page I've read 111 books this year but so few of them have been Non Fiction and so many have been crime fiction. I perhaps need to even things up a bit more next year although it all depends on what turns up from the library or what I fancy reading of my own.
 
 Thank you for all the comments over the last few days.
Yes the wedding was at Knodishall church, I wrote about it HERE. It was an exceptionally mild day for December which was OK until we got to the Westleton Crown for the reception, where of course all the wood fires were lit and they were not able to have roof lights in the big restaurant open due to noise restrictions so as not to upset neighbouring houses in the village. Phew..... it was warm!

Back to Photos In Advent tomorrow
Sue






16 comments:

  1. Gosh you have read 111 books in a year. That's incredible.

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  2. Wow! 111 books. That's a lot of reading.
    The cake looks delicious. Sponge cake is becoming much more popular these days isn't It? It was kind of you to take some for Col's dad.
    Well done on the book finds. X

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  3. Having an oxfam bookshop in town is fantastic, I find. They are shortly going to get a lot of their books back from me.

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  4. I love reading but can't find enough time to read books this year. Inspiring, thank you

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  5. I have read books this year but not many. I've read books in the Bible which count though! I hope to change my activities next year with more knitting done and a patch lap quilt for my oldest granddaughter.

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  6. I can't imagine many December weddings where the guests are complaining of being too warm!

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  7. that cake looks good. hope you've had a lovely Tuesday x

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  8. We came to Knodishall Church several years ago as part of my Family History research. My Granny's Uncle is buried there (John Chinery Smith) and two of his sons are commemorated on the War Memorial (Cyril and Claude Smith). We arrived in Knodishall village and had to ask two or three passers-by where the church was before finding someone who knew! It was well worth the visit though - a beautiful setting. The Smith family lived at Bulls Hall Farm from the 1880s to the 1920s. I don't know if you're familiar with it at all.
    I love reading your blog and wish you both all the best for the coming months.
    Patricia (in West Suffolk)

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    1. Yes we know where Bulls hall farm is. The owners now rent out all the farm land and it's farmed by a big company who farm 1000s of acres including the land round Fareacre where we lived. The owners of Bulls Hall are builders and have built loads of houses in Friston just recently

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    2. and I'm glad you enjoy reading - thank you.

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  9. I am quite envious {and amazed} over the Tasha Tudor book. I have several by her, and Gladys Taber too, but all imported! I did find a Susan Branch one once in a charity shop, another rare find.

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    1. You should have seen how quickly I moved to pick it up!

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  10. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who forgets what the book was about soon after reading it!!

    If I try hard enough I can sometimes remember but all too often I find my self turning to 'you know who' for a quick resume and then of course it all comes back to me...

    Veronica

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    1. I'm also glad I'm not the only person who reads and forgets! glad I don't have to answer questions

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  11. Gosh, that's a LOT of books in a year. Well done!

    I meant to comment on the wedding photos - how nice a wedding was THAT? I think a great time was had by all, and I loved the bride's dress (was she cold?!) and that gorgeous cake. Some super photos there - happy times.

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    1. The temp was about 15C and the heating had been on in the church for about 4 hours. It was ridiculously warm for a December day!
      Oh, and she had a little fur shrug for after the photos.

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