Ok, there he is!!! Portree next stop.
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Saturday, September 08, 2018
to motors. On walking around the exhibits it was, 'oh, I remember that.......and that......and that'. Feeling old? what me? no way.... however this was the first car we owned, a Ford Pop. Second hand, 25 pounds to you sir.
Having been short changed on our Macintosh at the H of A L, Geoff brought us to his old place of employment, Glasgow Univerity.
we were here to see this, a rebuild of Macintosh's house, the powers that be having demolished the original. This is not the way in by the way. Unfortunately, no photos allowed inside, but I can vouch for it being much more pleasing to view inside than out.
If you are wondering what all this Macintosh thing is about, here is an example of his 'style' - The Willow Tea Rooms on the third floor of Watts Brothers. Considering he was active in the late Victorian period, this 'look' was, to say the least, revolutionary. I wonder if a miniature make is in order?
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Well, BANG or rather BANG...BANG....BANG...... definitely defines the 80's. Strange thing is, it all seemed quite normal at the time, nowhere near as scary as Graham makes it sound. I can particularly bear witness to the dreadful state of British manufacturing industry at the end of the 70's, beginning of the 80's. It was very clear to me that humans would not be needed to 'make' things going into the future. The big question was, if humans were not earning by manufacturing to buy what the robots were now making, what was the point of making anything? So, Thatcher or no Thatcher, things were going to change radically if we were not to go back to the stone age. Pop art to politics, and the mix of the two all covered here. 4 on the door for Stewart.
My new hybrid rose corner around the corner,
and the wired wall to take next seasons climbing roses. There will be a total of 9 planted along this 30 foot stretch of wall. T'will look brill in a couple of years time.
2019 will see the Ystrad Quilters again doing thier exhibition at Llancaiach Fawr Manor for which Gek is putting together a book quilt, Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice. Coming along.
Finally, after an 8 week nail-biting weeks, we have gotten Gek's UK 'Leave to Remain' visa extention. The next application in 2021 will be for her 'Indefinite Leave to Remain'. But for now a shampers celebration, thanks to the Lomax's timely gift. Cheers mi'dears!
Thursday, August 09, 2018
How or why a bronze statue of Laozi riding his oxen together with a couple of other eastern statues dotted around the gardens are here, I have yet to find out. Laozi, from some 2,500 years back, is thought to be the founder of philosophical Taoism.
First stop, the hot house,
Definitely a recommended drop-in to see, only listed on the National Trust portfolio since 2013.