Eve did a brilliant job of decorating the tree. She was genuinely helpful and loved hearing about the provenance of each decoration. This made me appreciate that already our tree has a history. There’s the Venetian glass from the V&A from my single days where I could indulge in that kind of thing. Then, far more precious, there’s the crushed gold cardboard star Leah made at nursery when she was two and the green felt star Eve and I sewed last Christmas. Future trees are going to have to be much bigger to accomodate the collecting and making that is still to come.
- Sir Ralph Riley, plant geneticist who discovered the Ph gene, was born on this day, 23 October, in 1924 #notinthenpgyet No. 49 #otd 2 years ago
- Annie Taylor, traveller and missionary in China, was born on this day, 17 October, in 1855 #notinthenpgyet No. 43 #otd 2 years ago
- Summertime and the childcare is easy....... ice lollies, french bread, dairylea and several buckets of water and not a single mummmeeeee yet 5 years ago