This years rememberance day was a bit special for our family,on 29th September 1915 my grandad was killed at the battle of Loos.
The memorial that he is listed on was re-instated after developers bought the drill hall that it was attached to, finally it was restored and unveiled ( not complete ) so that respects could be paid, I was suprised at the attendance.My generation will be the last people who met and talked to them,my other Grandad survived to tell me the horror stories.
We been doing the Christmas markets some are good others not. The Weald and Downland Christmas market was very very wet,but there was more people attending than ever before we did really well and I enjoyed meeting quite a few people that we’d seen before.Thank you to all those who found us in our little 1640’s cottage.
I have been really lazy in the workshop,the re-cycle bucket was looking more like an ice cream cone than a bucket.The pugmill an instrument of torture had to be completely dismantled and cleaned,the nuts and bolts holding it all together didn’t fit on the re-assembly ( very strange ) I eventually made it work and work is the word, I made vows never to let it get to this stage ever again, as I made vows last time it got as bad as this.
For four years now we have been a part of the Carshalton frost fair, we were there again this year, it has always had a special atmosphere. The wind was a problem this year but no one lost their gazebos,but there were some very big gusts. We did really well and were not that far from the carols,Salvation army band and other entertainments, father Christmas came round with his two helpers elf n safety. The solar powered lighting came on and it was all twinkly, very festive, we were shattered by the time we got home, an enjoyable day.
Next wood firing 10.March 2016 will have to start making for that,yippeee.