Observing Ships and Tractors

The Observer's Book of Ships
Last Saturday saw me meandering through a field in rural Hertfordshire on a family outing to a vintage tractor fair. Despite some misgivings I have to admit I found myself enjoying the event, reminiscing about riding on old tractors around my cousins’ Australian dairy farm in the 1970’s, enjoying the familiar and comforting smell of old car interiors and browsing the bric-a-brac stalls for potential treasures. And then to my great excitement, I came across The Observer’s Book of Ships. What a delightful volume, filled with a bounty of facts and all the information and diagrams any ship observer could require. Further research has shown that this is just one of many Observer’s Books about all number of subjects; Pond Life, Ferns and Cricket to name a few…..

Red and Green


There are little pockets of colour I have been noticing around the house on this rather grey day. We are having fun this morning looking at sample oak flooring, imagining how lovely our flat could look if it were tidied up with some paint and a lovely new floor. It will be a project for May, as we are off to the southern hemisphere for a month in two weeks time. In the meantime here is a collection of reds and another of greens.


Earlier this week Richard and I found ourselves at a Charity Event which involved dressing up and reminiscing with Abba songs. It was rather like being transported back in time, almost fun, but slightly distasteful. And yet, in a moment of highlight Richard donned a large Afro wig and was reborn as a man of the ’70’s. It made the Mama Mia’s all worthwhile. We’re really diggin’ your style….