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found things

5 Mar

london 1.21pm 11.2C cloudy tuesday 2019

i found some plates and a teapot recently. the white plate (there were 3 of them) is gold rimmed, and looked very nice. procelain too. and made in poland it seems. at the back it has chodziez brand on it. the other two plates are staffordshire ware. the teapot has no brand name but it is very cute, and unused.well, as BT said in the BT advert, everyone needs plates.

there must be lots of plates hanging around all over the world, and by rights there should be no need to buy them, they should be easily found free. all my crockery have been found , or in my earlier life, bought in charity shops. it was only late in life, in the last 10 or 20 yrs i think, that i realise there is no need to buy them as they are freely found on the street.  


21 Apr

london 2.01pm 18.4C sunny

the papers are full of the queen’s 90birthday today.

and i was looking at the adverts for commemorative plates to mark the occasion and thought they are rather nice looking and it reminded me of the plates i have found in the recycling bins and charity shops over the years.

apart from being practical, as the BT advert starring maureen lipman acknowledge by having her character say’ everyone needs plates’,( so true); they are quite pretty to look at as well.

it’s really nice to have someone reach 90 years , though this one is a really special 90 yr old birthday. its not everyday u have a monarch live so long, nor be on the throne for so long. it would be nice to know what she did, or did not do, to be able to live so long and in good health. 

 too often we read of celebrities dying in their 60s, there seem to be a lot of them this year, or maybe it is just my friend’s( and mine) biased impression haha. we were chatting and he did point out there have been rather a lot of notices of deaths of pop stars,etc all well known by us as they  have been prominent during our growing up years.nothing makes u feel old than hearing of the death of someone who was famous during your growing up years.

sharing the paper today with the queen was the death of victoria wood at the young age of 62. 

added. 6.05pm just saw this , prince died aged 57. 

added 5.47am 22.4.16 express giving a list of the  high numbers of celebrity deaths recently. they forgot to  mention  anita brookner, novelist, march 10 2016.