Friday, 26 June 2009
A trip down memory lane
A quick visit to see my brother yesterday for lunch. Sandwiches and a picnic bench behind his new workshop. The sun was glorious and we were in the middle of the Oxfordshire countryside!
I couldn't help taking this amusing picture - this vehicle won't be doing much business!
I had a little bit of time to spare so Sophie and I went on a trip into my past! This is the little cottage I grew up in - Moss Rose Cottage - and it still has a name plaque bearing this name! Looks quaint, but in my day had no bathroom (tin bath in the kitchen once a week) and was very spartan outside!
My grandparents lived next door in this cottage. Again no bathroom, and an outside wc! But we did have a connecting door and I was always visiting and 'helping' my grandfather in the garden.
When the family outgrew the cottage, we moved to this semi in the nearest town. This is where I spent my teenage years. My bedroom was just behind the tree. The house was number 17 and sits on a 'T' junction. Where I live now is number 17 and sits on a junction - coincidence!!
Sophie enjoyed seeing a bit of my past and the amusing stories I could remember (the day, aged 5, when I ran away from school, the back of the church where we had our 'den', the 'green' where my best friend and I used to hang out in the summer holidays).
One last little visit - a quilt shop, of course. I bought these charm squares to make a quilt for a friend - secret project in case she is reading this!!