Monday, January 18, 2010


My grandfather took up painting in his later years and this is a photo taken by my father in 1965 of the location of one of the scenes he painted. My aunt has the painting hanging in her living room.

I always remember the peculiar trick of perspective with the wall in the lower right. In the painting I could never work out if the wall was at water level or in the foreground.
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pump Replumbed

Here it is replumbed. The filter is now on the correct side of the pump. This should prevent the cover from cracking again.

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The canal at Blisworth is frozen over, like so many other locations. These look like swan footprints on the ice.

And an old resident of the Blisworth area has returned:

Friday, January 01, 2010

Three Children Grow Two Inches Overnight

Here's the door from the kitchen to the back porch. We've always measured our three childrens' heights using the chart we pin to the back of the door. Yesterday we found the two youngest had grown two inches each since September when they were last measured. Wow! We became suspicious when the eldest was measured today and was also found to have grown by over two inches. Then it clicked. I sawed two inches off the bottom of the door a few weeks ago to accommodate the rise in floor level in the porch caused by the pouring of a load of concrete in the bathroom and porch for ther installation of the wet room. After moving the pin down the children have been measured again. They have not had a sudden unexpected growth spurt.
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