August 2017



August….!!! August…..!!! no…it’s just not possible.

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One of my places of choice was to visit the San Diego Automotive Museum 

One of four original bikes used in the TV series Happy Days ….

I really wanted to ‘sit on it’ ……

Fonzie’s original jacket 

 I almost got arrested for loitering I spent so much time walking around and drooling over this beautiful   1953 XK120 

So many cars. …not enough time

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Somewhere in LA…..

Somewhere in LA ……. there is a bar called Yorkshire Square and I had a beer for Bronte ….

I know….. I’m in corrigible….:-)

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The good old days 

I’m currently reading Realm Divided A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England by Dan Jones   The year is in fact 1215. The year that King John attached his Royal seal to the Magna Carta.  Dan Jones has a wonderful way of bringing to life the day to day lives of ordinary people as well as describing the amazing historical events that took place among the upper classes.   Barons and clergy, kings and knights all fighting for what they believed was their right to rule and govern.
Before the Magna Carta was completed there was a draft schedule known as the Unknown Charter drawn up that included articles of royal concessions.  One of them concerned inheritance law which demanded

that the king observe men’s wills and that he should allow widows to remarry according to the wishes of their families and not the king who would auction off the bride to the highest bidder…. a widow should be entitled to live in the marital home for forty days after her husbands death ‘and until she has had her proper dower’.

 Sometimes we just take things for granted and are then reminded that all things came to be through someone else’s struggles.

On a lighter note some table manners haven’t changed in centuries. During the time of Henry II guests were 

reminded to refrain from riding their horses in the halls of the great houses and to refrain from putting their elbows on the dinning table or speak with their mouths full.  Guests at a lord’s hall were not to scratch their armpits in public and were to 

 …..wait for it …..

feign illness if the wife of a host should make a pass at them

 I wonder if that last rule was still expected during the time of Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth and flirty young wife.  Most of the male  court attendees would have been wobbling about clutching their stomachs. 

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Hope you have your winter coat on too.!!

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Home from the red center

DN2 (daughter number 2) returned from the Northern Territory a few days ago after working on a cattle station for the past six months.  I drove her car yesterday to the farm in South Australia where she is staying for a while and she came down the lane to meet me to show me the way into the farm.   What I surprise I got ! 

Her partner  cooked up a roast in the camp oven and we ate sitting around the fire 

Then a neighbor brought over a two day old lamb who’s mother died yesterday 

Charlie, who smelt like beautiful clean wool, is now in the loving hands of DN2 and will live out his days on the farm 

I spent the whole of Mothers Day traveling back home and the closest I got to breakfast in bed was the drive through Maccas at 6.30 am for a egg and bacon McMuffin with DN2 and her boyfriend while waiting for the bus. 

But it was all worth it.  

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May you all have a good month.

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