We’ve had the most glorious wet week. In town they have had quite a bit more rain than us, but we are still really happy with what we have received.
This is what the driveway has been like for the last few days.
We had a bit of a sleep in this morning, and when it stopped raining decided to go out for the drive anyway. At least that way they would get some money on the gate and sell an egg and bacon roll and coffee. There were only a handful of stalls, but still a few people having a wander around. There was a good representation from our Historic Car Club which was good to see. Most of us seemed to bring something home. It remained dry for the time we were there.
Mick found two intriguing things and when he showed me he announced “Blogerize That”! Therefore, here are Mick’s purchases.
I made two little purchases as well.
There was just this one pattern. “Misses Centennial Costume with Pantalets”. It is quite old as the price is 9/6. It says it is a size Medium 14-16. A size 16 has a 28 inch waist. I’m a size 12 and my waist is definitely larger than that! Therefore, I don’t think I’ll be making it for me.
This little 54 piece jigsaw is of a Cezanne painting from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. It is a nice little reminder of the paintings we saw in Canberra, all from the Musee d’Orsay including several Cezanne's. We had 50c worth of fun putting it together.
Back to Mick’s purchases. We knew what the first one was as Mick bought another one out there a couple of years ago. It is a big safety pin that was used many years ago to temporarily close wheat bags before they were sewn up by hand. Mick’s Dad can remember his father using them. We reckon that would be a good mystery object on “The Collectors” TV show.
The other is this:
This afternoon, as it has been bleak, I got out my gem irons again and made some gem scones.
The recipe comes from the good old Commonsense Cookery book that we used in home science at school. Mine is starting to fall apart, but it is still the best reference for the basics and those old fashioned recipes. Mick and I enjoyed them at the kitchen table with a nice cuppa while listening to the rain. You can’t get much better than that.
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