The car was in for service which meant we were grounded but the weather wasn't much of an inducement to go anywhere. Another advantage of village life is that although I drove the car to the garage Willis (the boss) brought me home and then delivered the car when they had finished. And he wouldn't let me go out to the car to take him back. He insisted on walking.
The National Trust paperwork is more or less completed and we are just waiting for a list of the 40 or so Mansfield Primary Schools to whom to post the 'funded trip for KeyStage 2' invites. Still very pleased with our HP printer. Halfway through a print run we had a 'paper jammed' problem but it told me in simple and effective terms how to fix it.
The picture on the right is Rene Burri's of 'Ché smoking a cigar'. The copy Rob sent me was only 3k so it won't enlarge very much - it might even get smaller.
Burri was a Magnum photographer and the link will take you to a Magnum website which runs through a selection of Burri's pictures. And outstandingly good they are too. His portrait of Picasso is one of the best ever. The Wiki page for Picasso is as good as it gets. At least a week's pleasant work there !
On the left is Elaine's 'Man smoking a Cigar' from Rob and Elaine's Cuba trip of last year. An excellent piece of work. I love the composition and her use of depth of field is spot on.
David was off to the Caravan Club site at Peterborough today and I've just checked on the weather there. Much the same as here unfortunately but there might be a little subshine tomorrow. Lets hope.
We've decided that WoW is 'go' for tomorrow, but if the weather doesn't change we shall do an exhibition. According to Reg, the current one in Durban House is good. 150 pictures and it will save on petrol.
The first website I found said that it "was not to be copied for publication on any other website". So I haven't. Surely not the best way to get publicity !
Maureen's arm continues to heal, but it's painful Reg tells me. Keep taking the tablets Mo - it's the only way !
Comments..... Bungus ..... Apparently rats and mice are on the increase due to food waste, unemptied bins, etc.
You certainly did well with your beef joint and I'm glad it cooked nicely too.
We shall just have to disagree about the 'Dutch School of painting'. to dismiss a whole genre as 'typically Dutch, ie, stolid, stilted and lifeless;' is a little strong for me to take, as you are by definition including Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Frans Hals etc., Still, everybody is entitled and so on...................
I don't think I know the Observer photographer 'Jsne Bown' - who she then - editor?
Jill...... Reg will be really pleased that you liked his waterfalls picture. He is a v.good photographer.
We must obtain for you a slop basin and sugar tongs - don't want you 'slumming it'. I shall keep an eye open in my charity shops.
Quotation time ....... I thought this might appeal ........
"To mistrust science and deny the validity of the scientific method is to resign your job as a human. You'd better go look for work as a plant or wild animal."
P. J. O'Rourke
Sleep tight. Catch you tomorrow -