Saturday is always a slow blog day.
It when I have my lowest readership and seems to coincide with when I’m working .
I’ve finished night shift this morning.
It’s dull today with a fine grey Misty rain that soaks you to the skin.
I slept in and subsequently missed the TCA coffee morning.
Bridget texted me with two more orders for the Sponsored Window appeal
We now have just shy of 1000£ of orders!
Boffin Cameron has designed a lovely certificate of “sponsorship “ detailing which window has been chosen and in whose name.
I have already printed out the bumf for next Saturday ‘s open day .
My goal is to get firm orders for 50 windows in total next week thats £1500 on the launch .
Apart from that, it will be a slow day
I have copies of The Banshees of Inidherin and Wakanda Forever to watch later and tomorrow when I’ve got a clear hear I’m writing my assignment .
So I’ve found a clean Walking Dead t shirt , have washed my face and will go out to buy some sushi .
It’s funny that when I was just brushing my teeth I remembered the mirror that I was looking into.
It was my grandmother’s , an Art Deco heavy set mirror that always hung next to the bathroom door.
It’s the only item I have that used to belong to her
And it’s sacred to me.
My own memorial Window of sorts
Mary Helena Fry
It's splendid that you had your bathroom refurbished but decided to go with your grandmother's old mirror. Nice touch.ReplyDelete
P.S. Why do you brush your teeth when you could just soak them using an effervescent "Steradent" tablet?
I have all my own teeth !!!Delete
All the better to eat you with YP xx 🐺Delete
John did you ever say what you doing to the windows when people buy them? Are you putting their name on them some how or something.. Just wondering what you decided to do, I must have missed it.. Hugs! debReplyDelete
They are listed so we cannot put anything on the panes themselves but we are hoping to have a plaque with the sponsors’ nominated name nearbyDelete
My Grandma Gladys - born 1903 - watches me from a shelf above my tv with her collie Lassie - Her parents bred Pomeranians don't you know xReplyDelete
Very Alan Bennett flisDelete
I loved that mirror to begin with, but knowing the history makes me love it even more.ReplyDelete
You big softie you xxxDelete
The sponsor a window program is working very well. Your grandmother's mirror looks great in the new bathroom. With your expertise and outstanding writing skills, you'll ace the paper.ReplyDelete
You big me up u do lolDelete
This is such a beautiful keepsake from your grandmother. My grandmother Dora 1900-1994 left behind some wonderful paintings she drew.ReplyDelete
I’d love to see themDelete
That's a fantastic start to the window sponsorship. Well done TCA!ReplyDelete
The mirror looks just right in your bathroom. Not worth much in monetary terms, but priceless to you. The way it should be. xx
I love an eclectic look in every room in the cottage. A mismatch of stylesDelete
Your bathroom (and that lovely Deco mirror) remind me of my husband's aunt and uncle's house in a Manchester suburb. Bought new in the early 30s they never changed it's very Deco black and white tiled bathroom. Bet that was the first thing to go after they died and the house was sold . . .ReplyDelete
I wanted a hint of deco in the bathroom …Delete
Well done on the Memorial Window sponsorships! Hope the remaining windows find sponsors soon.ReplyDelete
Love your grandmother's mirror and am glad you have it. I have my grandmorther's mirror, too. She was Agnes Constance Wilkinson Hall, 1884 - 1968
A great name perhaps we could do an on line memorial Hall sponsorship on Going Gently ….£ 2.50 for a virtual pane of glass , money to run the real hallDelete
It looks like you designed the bathroom around the mirror. It fits perfectly there.ReplyDelete
Thank you…..I didn’t infact, but I’m happy it worksDelete
Those treasures from the past, connect us across generations. Have you posted a link for the sponsor a window effort here?ReplyDelete
It’s all through me lolDelete
Funny that Saturday is your slowest day. I'm not even sure what mine is, though I suppose I could check. I'd have guessed, maybe, Thursday?ReplyDelete
My slow days are the days following night dutyDelete
"bumf ". I had not thought of that word for years. Most North Americans will have no idea what it means save from the context. RoderickReplyDelete
For those that don’t know roderickDelete
I love the mirror but then again, I love almost all Art Deco. I can see why it means so much to you and it has found the perfect location, thanks to your good eye. Sometimes a nice rainy day is needed to enjoy a slower pace. Ranee (MN) USAReplyDelete
I’ve always been drawn to Art Deco , but now I mix styles more than I didDelete
Looks to be in good condition too.ReplyDelete
I have to thank my builder for placing it…he designed the bathroom and moved the sink so that gran’s mirror would be usedDelete
The mirror is wonderful. Your grandmother would be so happy to know you still own it and use it.ReplyDelete
I hope so . She didn’t have much to be honest….Delete
Ooh John you're just so wonderfully wonderfulReplyDelete
Yeah right !!!Delete
I have lots of bibelots about my apartment. All are mementos of friends and family who are no longer with me. Oddly enough the one I cherish the most is a mirror. It is an oval glided Rococo style mirror that for many years hung on the wall in the vestibule of my great grandparents home. I have wonderful memories of my granny checking to see if her hat, earrings and make up were in place and just as she liked them to be. Then picking up her gloves and handbag we hurried out the door to Sunday church services. Whatever place I have lived the past 50 years that mirror has hung in the entry. Today it hangs in the entry of my apartment and each day I am reminded of great granny Wilhelmina (1880-1972). John thanks for sharing and inspiring.ReplyDelete
I never thought of that woodyDelete
I look at the mirror and I see her face , rubbing in cold cream as she hummed
Even more poignant Yael….Dora what a lovely nameReplyDelete
Love that mirror - fits in perfectly.ReplyDelete
Thanks to my builder who found a place to move the sinkDelete
My father....not grandfather...was born in 1897, he was 50 when I was born in 1947 (75 now) and as he was from Mayo in Ireland I have his blackthorn walking stick to remind me of him. Worth nothing but great memories. I married a man whose name ..Drennan .. means blackthorn in Irish and I still have him as well!ReplyDelete
A lovely link ….. have some thumb sticks which I treasure , made by the RED FACED WELSH FARMERDelete
Glad your fundraising is going well!ReplyDelete
We might be distant rellies, John. My da is a Fry from Liverpool. TinReplyDelete
Please email , I think you may be rightDelete
Sorry John, that's Tina in west oz with the Fry dad.ReplyDelete
It is my fondest hope that I shall be thought of by my children, remembered with love. I need no other monument to my life than that.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely thought that the mirror is your own memorial window.ReplyDelete
If you have a chance the Irish short film that won the Oscar is on the RTE Player at the moment. The player is available internationally. While I enjoyed the Banshees An Cailin Ciun is far betterReplyDelete