Monday meanders

Hopefully Chris and the days of the week have caught up with each by now. Barbara has managed to find a cafe with wi-fi so has been in touch with C&B Towers sporadically – with photos to prove she is not idling her holiday away with sight-seeing, swimming and sunbathing. The latest one to arrive is one of the blocks we shall be looking at in our forthcoming series of Evening Classes held at Stone Station.  Its called Scrap Violet and we think its rather fun.

This arrival of this photo means Barbara has made nearly all the ten blocks we will be covering in the 8 weeks. Chris hasn’t even started … there’s weeks and weeks yet, surely? But life at C&B Towers has been hijacked by another interest – Chris has recently discovered the British Newspaper Archive online. She has yet to sign up and hand over money to read anything in full ( it won’t be long – Barbara) but one snippet that probably will have to be paid for concerns a several-times great-grandmother who seems to have caused a traffic accident by leaving her cart in a busy street during the rush hour – in 1865 – where another vehicle  crashed into it and was “immediately overturned” throwing everyone into the road … And there the snippet ends unless money is handed over to read the rest.

Perhaps though its time to knuckle down and get some of those blocks made. Ten 4-patch blocks can’t take too long can they? Except for the choosing of fabrics … and the placement of those fabrics … and the siren call of that newspaper article begging to be downloaded so we find out what happened next ..

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2 thoughts on “Monday meanders

  1. Sounds to me like it was the vehicle that crashed into her that was at fault – should have been looking where he was going. Subscribe, we need to know what happened next. Scrap violet is interesting.

    • Ok – I succumbed to temptation … it would seem the case came up before the Magistrates. The policeman said he didn’t notice the gentleman’s cart being driven too fast but the street was very busy as the dockyard was turning out; the cart was therefore causing an obstruction. Solicitor for the defence said it was a necessary obstruction as it was being unloaded and the horse had been taken back to the stables and another was being fetched. However the case was found fully proved and great-great-grandma was fined 2s 6d and 9s costs. Ho hum. No wonder I never inherited a fortune!

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