… well, wine glasses anyway!
Some years ago, OH found three rather lovely goblet shaped wine glasses in a junk shop in Oundle, near where he worked at the time.Â They were crystal, and clearly very nice quality, but he was unsure about the purchase, perhaps because there were only three and it was extravagant.
They quickly because our favourite, everyday wine glasses, following the philosophy that if you have nice things, you should use them and not hide them away.Â I also managed to find more of them on eBay when one got broken, and discovered that they are ‘Winchester’ by Royal Brierley.
Last week, I found some more on eBay at a very good price and snapped them up … and they arrived a couple of days ago. They are, indeed, Royal Brierley ‘Winchester’ pattern, but I’d not read it very carefully, because these are the next size down!Â I’m still delighted with them though, and on days when I don’t feel like a full glass, they are perfect!
Also this week came a knock at the door when none was expected. It was a man in full cycling gear, complete with impenetrable shades, and a startlingly futuristic carbon-fibre framed racing bike.Â Before I’d even had a chance to recognise him as an old colleague and friend of OH’s, he pushed an envelope into my hand bearing my name, handwritten, along with the words ‘by hand’.
I opened it (naturally) and look what was inside!!Â Johnny Depp!*
Gorgeous.Â I mean, look at the man!Â He really does a very sexy line in smirks, don’t you think?Â And best of all, inside this magazine is a really nice long interview, with lots of interesting detail and insights.Â It quite made my day, and I did, of course, thank my cycling benefactor for the gift.
Another thing that made me happy this week was that I took Jeffie to the vet expecting to hear that he’d developed a heart problem. You see, he’s eleven years old and in this recent heat we’ve been having, he’s been panting a lot and coughing.Â However, it seems there’s nothing wrong with the old fraud, except possibly a mild infection, for which I’m very grateful!Â Turns out that he’s in pretty good health for his age and maintaining a good weight, too.Â He’s hovering around 29kg, which is the correct side of skeletal. He’ll never be fat, bless him, but at least now he doesn’t look like a cruelty case.
Lastly, these roses are from the garden.Â The white one is a rambler which covers part of the back fence.Â I think it’s called Iceberg and it smells rather nice … but the pink one is Albertine, and Albertine is the real star.Â It’s also a rambler but a very old variety, and it smells exquisite.Â Just that one bloom in the lounge is enough to perfume the air.Â It’s a real treat to have such lovely roses from the garden.
I’ll just leave you with this YouTube video of a chap called David Armand.Â I’d never heard of him before, or his chosen form of entertainment.Â He specialises in something called Interpretive Dance Mime.Â He is not above being a tad rude but is so endearing you can’t be offended – and he is hilarious.
* Well.Â Not actually Johnny Depp, of course, merely a paper facsimile.Â Do you think if I’d been handed Johnny Depp on my doorstep I’d be wasting time writing a blog post?