I've not been able to blog as we've been up in the caravan in St Andrews (with the notorious lack of WIFI) but we're back in Suffolk now.
My mum, who will be 92 in a few weeks, joined us for a week and it was a great opportunity for Rose and Melody to see their Great Nanna.
Here are some photos from our trip.
|Mum with the girls|
|I love reading to the granddaughters. Not the most flattering photo - I don't have a double chin - honestly.|
|We took Mum to Cineworld Dundee|
|Sarah, Marion and Mum|
The weather in St Andrews was cold for most of our stay with a few very wet days but after we took Mum home on Saturday it brightened up again and we had a glorious day at the nearby Cambo Estate which has a footpath that runs to the coast.
|Rose and Melody loved clambering across the rocks and looking for sea glass and shells.|
|Three generations together.|
|Trying out the new long exposure feature on the iPhone|
After ten days it was time to drive back to Suffolk. We had a trouble free journey.
|Apart from a small chip in the windscreen that developed into a large crack. That's four punctures and two windscreens since March. Lucky or what?|
The book is doing well and seems to be enjoyed by the readers. It would be great if I could get the sales to take off and see more tweets and reviews like these.
In other news I've been doing a little bit of "antiquing" and bought these lovely peices of art pottery for our spare bedroom from Theatre Antiques in Framlingham.
I also bought this fabulous Carlton Ware Art Deco jam pot that I thought would sell for loads on eBay. -- It didn't.
And, of course, I did manage some detecting time in November. Here is what turned up.
|Short days, long shadows.|
|Medieval farthing Edward I|
|Obverse of the farthing with a buckle complete with pin from around the same date|
|Four more musket balls.|
|To add to the collection|
Two more medieval cut farthings
Interesting paw foot from a casket or similar. Date uncertain but probably not ancient.
Cast hand. Possibly part of a Victorian paper clip.
Military cap badge. Royal Something Corps. Not sure of the regiment.
Voided short cross cut half medieval penny.
|Queen Victoria penny made into a pendant.|
|Other bits and bobs|