Monday, 30 January 2012

My postcard hobby and noswaith dda

I thought I would show you some postcards from my collection.But first of all "noswaith dda" which is "good evening " in Welsh.I have decided to give learning Welsh another go.I did try a few years ago but gave up so here goes again.We are meeting every week,just five of us so far,with our teacher being a lady who was a Welsh teacher.As it is a U3A group it is free we just have to buy the course book.Wish me luck!

I have a recently new hobby of collecting old postcards and I thought I would share a few with you.The first one is a Mabel Lucie Attwell pc postmarked 1922.I tend to buy on e bay.Usually they go for about£5 but I bought one tonight for £1.04.

This is a WW1 pc posted in 1917 to a soldier serving in France.

This a 1901 Victorian pc .You were only allowed the address on one side and no other writing.
This changed in 1904.

This is an example of a Raphael Tuck pc.He produced loads in different categories but they are lovely cards.This was posted in 1906 from Bournemouth to Miss Wright in Sheffield.It says "I am suffering from mal de mer after a rough voyage".

One from my "comic" section.It is a Donald Mcgill from 1948.

It is a fascinating hobby,fairly cheap and a wonderful documentation of social history.

P.S.Ziggy is doing well.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

What a week.

No pictures today.What a week we have hadIit started last Friday when our 3yr old grandaughter had a nasty fall running from the car to the house.She cut her lip but didn't end up at the hospital.The same day I started with the most awful cold/flu which has knocked me for six.I didn't leave the house for four days.Saturday -our d's car failed it's MOT and cost £300+.Not what you want just after Xmas and you are on a tight budget!(Bank of Mum and Dad came to the rescue).Monday-my son in law had his car stolen in Liverpool..It seems they turned up in a tow truck,broke a window,took off the handbrake and towed it away.The police said he won't get it back.Tuesday -our 6yr old granddaughter was playing chasing games with said son in law,her daddy,when she crashed into a door and knocked out her top two front teeth!!They are,luckily,her first teethA trip to A&E was needed..We had a phone call to say could we go and collect Ruby and take her home and put her to bed.It's an hour's drive from here but off we went.Em was OK,no stitches needed.Thursday -Sarah had dizzy spells so we were off again.Thursday evening we were on our way to a wine tasting in my car when we realised I had a puncture.We had to change to our other car and C was changing wheels at 11pm in the pitch black because I had to take him into hospital on Friday and I don't drive our big car.
Anyway,he has had his op and seems fine.Its my birthday tomorrow so I am hoping for a better week!!!I know this is a boring post but it explains why I havn't been posting or commenting.Normal service will resume shortly!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Meet Ziggy

This is the new addition to our family!Ziggy ,an 11 week old kitten,we have had from the local cat rescue.Hope he behaves himself!