Saturday, 20 October 2012

Oliver's 2nd Birthday

Today is Ollie's second birthday

The Rufus Family

Oh look he has toes just like mine

Ollie with his friend Leah

'What is this all mine?'

'Sorry Dad but I'm too puffed out after all of that cake, to play footy
with you today'

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Magic at the Door

Our black cat Magic sits in sunshine before the door 
 cleaning up before entering. 

I not being a gardener cannot tell you the name of this shrub;
 all I can say is that when it's green leaves brightly redden 
then winter is on is on it's way

In a southern corner of our garden old roses still bloom
partnered with the luscious red Fuchsia

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Collector of Oddities

I have the habit of a magpie in that occasionally something bright catches my eye and I bring it back to our nest.

The above is a bronze plaque with a silver filigree pattern.
I think the words may be Arabic but am not certain, perhaps
someone can throw light on this ? 

Of all of the oddities this is my favourite.
It is of course a small soda syphon about 5 inches high x 1-1/2 inches in diameter.
 I can imagine it being an essential item for those who like to travel
and imbibe a whisky & soda at regular intervals!

Another plaque carved from wood and overlaid with bronze, 
it's about 4-1/2 inches in diameter. The quadrant design is a Celtic,
 cross in a circle which is as old as the hills however, I have no idea as 
to why the vertical leg is channeled out - any ideas please ?

This object is a very strong magnet, it was found
attached to the bonnet (hood) of our car and neither the 
mechanic nor myself have a clue as to why it was there.
 I look forward in receiving your suggestions!