For the last six days we have had to put up with the Calima! A storm which is the tail end of that hot,oppressing sand-laden winds and heat blown in from the Sahara desert. Everything gets covered in red/orange dust.
Sr P is really put out as he cleaned the balcony windows last week.
I just hate those weather conditions. It is too hot and dusty to do anything except ... yes you guessed right...to soak in the pool! The image below shows the conditions in the Canary Islands which get it much worse than the peninsula. It doesn't last long but it is tiresome.
|Image from Sky news|
So much for soaking in the pool. Sr P has had a summer cold and of course just to keep it in the family I have had it too so at present no dips in the pool to cool off.
It has taken me a little while to finish my latest RAOCK. The weather being one of the reasons for it taking so long.
When it is hot like this I find it difficult to crochet with
sweaty(perspiring) hands. As I write this it has just triggered a snippet of memory of what my Mother always used to tell me Men sweat ,women perspire! I love that expression because it reminds me of my Mother but I think though the best of all is the euphemism "Ladies glow"!
The other reason for the delay in finishing and posting about this RAOCK is that I made it up myself and had to frog it several times to get it right.
The little Croft. Front and back views. The inspiration partially came from some images of knitted houses I saw while browsing on the internet.
I am thinking I could make some Christmas ones.
I shall be sending it out smile searching very soon,once I have worked out how I made it and can do more
Sr P brought me this little plant yesterday. My first flowering plant in the balcony garden.
Unfortunately he didn't ask for any details and he doesn't know the name of the plant or how to care for it. I am not complaining though!
I contacted Ms Green Fingers,my sister in Torquay Devon and after sending her a couple of photos she said she thought it was a Petunia although the leaves looked different. She said,I would probably have to water it twice a day. Can any of you gardening experts out there enlarge on this advice please?. 🥀🥀
Treasure Tale IV
I was looking for the stamps that I have which belonged to my grandfather's collection. Do you think I can find them...I cannot! I put them away in a safe place, so safe I can't remember where but I do know they are somewhere in the house.
As I haven't found the stamp collection as yet I decided this would be my 4th family heirloom to write about today. As I am sure you have guessed I am doing all the little biddy bits of family treasure first:the gold and ruby tiara and the Picassos I am saving for later. 😊
This was my grandfather's little silver stamp case which was clipped on to the fob of his pocket watch.
He used to mostly wear this when he was in uniform back in the 1935s. I don't know what happened to the pocket watch. This is similar to what the fob would have been like and the stamp case would have been clipped to this and tucked in his waistcoat pocket
I would really like to have the fob and the pocket watch too.
The stamps would have been placed here.
I have never cleaned it! In fact I am reluctant to clean it. I am not sure if I should!
I have just had a light bulb moment 💡💡 !
I am going to go through all the old photos I have got. I know I have some of my grandad so maybe if I am lucky there is one there where he is wearing the watch.