Hmmm, funny how when I took that picture, the sun shining through the trees, the blue sky peeking in behind, it all seemed such a good idea. Now that darkness reigns it has palled somewhat. I wonder who thought of the idea of placing dirty big orbs on top of gateposts? This was done around 1880 ish and some clever designer, not an architect I suggest, considers this the way to er, top off the gateposts. In days of yore pineapples made of stone were used for this decoration. The pineapple was an exotic fruit for far away and if you possessed one you were indeed wealthy. Those who had excessive wealth therefore placed stone pineapples on walls, doors, houses, anywhere they would be seen. Today you get your picture in 'Hello' or the 'daily Mail.' The intellectual difference between such pictures and stone pineapples is minute, but the stone wins each time.
While ploughing through the update on the Great War memorial I also began to investigate the WW2 one. Next year is the anniversary of the end of that war and we are doing something for it. My part will be smaller but I may have to search things out. Typical, these wars come so close together. I have not finished one and they are starting on another. Something should be done.Worse still there is less information on the second war strangely enough because while we all know about it individuals stories are still subject to Ministry of Defence restrictions. Bah!
To enlighten my boring day I also cleared the ice from the freezer. It had been building up somewhat and I managed to fill the sink with lumps of ice that took all night to thaw. Such excitement, it could be worse, one day I must clean the oven. Where are women when you need them...?