As promised, the rest of the story of Malcolm's clock. When I next saw it, he had repaired the glass and the face, fitted a new mechanism so that it functioned again as a clock, drilled a hole through the case and inserted a lamp fitting, and had looked out a shade (which he acquired from a charity shop!)
He has kept the innards to use in another project (perhaps another lamp?) .......
and here is the finished lamp/clock, which is now in the guest bedroom. Malcolm liked this photo, with the blind drawn so that he could turn the lamp on
but I prefer this one in the daylight, and with the lovely photo of my Granny back in place. I don't know exactly when the photo was taken, but it must be at least a hundred years ago!
on our way up to Berwick today, we stopped at Carnaby's for a bite of lunch. Malcolm chose the pork and apple sausage roll, which was delicious
and I had a rather trendy smashed avocado with chilli and lime, on rye bread, which was also very tasty
the weather today has been glorious, so of course we headed out to the beach for a walk. There was just enough breeze offshore for this little boat
I recently invested in some litter pickers, and I hadn't gone very far before I had filled a small bag with plastic rubbish. I know it might seem odd that I have used a plastic bag to put the rubbish in,, but it was one that I had used in the freezer, so I was recycling it
last week we could barely see the lighthouse through the mist!
after 20 minutes I had filled two bags, and as Malcolm had picked up a large piece of driftwood, we headed back to the car park
while he stowed the driftwood and my litter picker in the boot, I popped the rubbish in the bin, then thought about stealing this magnificent tractor. However it had a large trailer on the back, which might have made driving it a bit tricky!
we continued our walk along the beach, and soon encountered what had been on the tractor's trailer - a very large machine, which was scraping sand away from the base of the wall
and dumping it well away from the wall
as the café on the promenade was open, we stopped for a cuppa, enjoying sitting in the sun and watching the world go by
when we walked back along the beach to the car park, Malcolm spotted this little dead fish - we were surprised it hadn't been eaten by a gull
I rather liked the fluffy clouds behind the old chimney
when we got back to the flat, I sneaked into the dock (ignoring the "keep out" signs), to take some photos of the swans
but these two didn't want to co-operate and headed out of the dock to the river!
we have our fingers firmly crossed that the glorious weather continues, and we can get out and about for another walk tomorrow. Have a good weekend, love Anne