Friday, 1 July 2016

Friday

Out for coffee with my usual group of friends and then out to lunch with friend W and a look round the items which will be for sale in our local sale rooms - Tennants - tomorrow.   It is always rather sad I find to look round old things which have been collected over the years by various people and then, suddenly, nobody wants them anymore and they are put into a sale.   There were lots of boxes of objects, lots of very dusty clocks, some very beautiful pieces of furniture, some pretty rugs.

I came home and have been very lazy since.   Now, after tea, I am sitting at my computer.   Outside the sun is shining and at the same time it is pouring with rain.   Bound to be a rainbow somewhere.   Shall go and look for it and hope it is a sign that politics and everything to do with the present mess soon disappears from our screens.

If you don't care to know about politics, don't particularly care for football, and don't follow tennis then there is really no point in switching on the television for the next fortnight is there?

17 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Seems like you had a pretty good day to me Pat. Apart from taking the dogs round the reserve this morning in very gloomy skies and drizzle (could easily of been March) and then mowing the front lawns, I sat in the conservatory myself for a couple of hours this afternoon.

Rachel said...

The Tour de France starts tomorrow. I hope you will be following it with me. The race is always worth following on the television if only for the scenery which is always well focused on as much as the race itself.

Frugal in Essex said...

I know the feeling. I get I from my 2-10 shift and want to relax for an you and I end up having to get something on my iPad as live tv is rubbish. Thank goodness for catchup were I can avoid adverts, sport and politics.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Glad you had a nice day out. I totally agree with you on sports and politics in the news - here in the US we've been sick of it for months now - and still have to get to November before it is over. Trump terrifies all thinking Americans - he is continually gross, bullying, mean and just plain stupid - doesn't say much for his followers, does it? Polls are showing him about 17% behind now - which is comforting - but we must not relax our attention or something horrible could happen to our country. I think I'll take my sewing machine out on the deck in the sunshine and sew doll clothes - much more fun to think about. Have a happy weekend my dear.

Terry and Linda said...

I think that will probably happen to our stuff. I don't think the kids or grandchildren will want them. Sad really!

Linda

donna baker said...

I am watching the stuff I've collected go as we speak. Isn't bothering me a bit as I am paring away all the clutter and stuff stored away for who know's what. Time to get a good book to read.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

When I was little, whenever the rain fell while the sun shone we were told it meant the Devil was beating his wife.
I remember finding this implausible in the extreme.

Sue said...

Rachel beat me to it - the Tour de France!

angryparsnip said...

Donna Baker and I are doing the same thing, I keep tossing or giving stuff away.
What I don't have I do not have to dust.

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

thelma said...

Is that the Tennants in Leyburn, our friends who buy paintings, were talking about it only the other day, apparently there are some Japanese art books in the sale. Must admit, have got to the stage where I try NOT to acquire any more 'stuff'. There is always BBC Iplayer, watching the 'Living and the Dead' at the moment, of course with our grotty internet signal buffering is a real problem!

Librarian said...

Your mentioning of beautiful old furniture reminds me that I still have not decided about the 1950s armchair in my living room. My other living room furniture is from the 1930s, plus my 1960s coffee table. I love that armchair but it is rather shabby and has been inexpertedly glued together (not by me!) many years ago at a split on one side of the frame.
I must find a place here where they sell second hand furniture and look for something similar in better condition.

Sometimes out of the 200+ TV channels I receive, I find not one that I want to watch! I rather retreat to my bed with a book then.

Midmarsh John said...

As for television I am pleased I have FreeSat. At least I can record repeats of old comedy such as Last of the Summer Wine and various history and nature documentaries to watch at my leisure.
Years ago I used to enjoy watching the outdoor auctions at Louth market. Always surprised how much some real tat would fetch while useful items were ignored.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh Sue and Rachel - my son is mad on the Tour too. Can't say it is my cup of tea, sorry.

Heather said...

Once again I find that I agree wholeheartedly with your thoughts here. Luckily we both have plenty of other things with which to occupy ourselves.
I love poking around second hand shops and would be tempted by all sorts of things I don't need if I went to an auction. I always want to 'rescue' things that look as if they need a bit of loving!

the veg artist said...

Being Welsh, the only sport I was ever remotely interested in watching was rugby. Now, it seems, we happen to be cheering on our football team as well! Much more fun than the antics of in/out/shafted or otherwise politicians!

Rachel said...

The French scenery is nice Weave.

Bovey Belle said...

As you know, we are regular auction goers, and have been for nearly 35 years now. Our entire house has been furnished from auctions!

I do find it sad to find the entire contents of someone's house up for grabs, especially when it is photo albums of unknown people - part of a forgotten family history.

Some house contents can be very grand, or surprisingly collectable, but the boxes of "stuff" which were the familiar everyday things from people's lives never fail to stir me in their ordinariness. So poignant and the history they are imbued with invisible to everyone.