Friday, 23 May 2014
A few months ago when I was in New Zealand the subject came up somewhere in Blogland of pictures which we had in our houses. I have brought some of my pictures back from New Zealand this time and the question has arisen as to where they will be shown. I have many more pictures than I have space to show them so I swap some pictures around. This has the advantage that I become more aware of the pictures and I actually get to see more than I would see if they were always static. Of course some pictures just live in 'their' place and never move. This is happening to more pictures as time and the collection progresses.
Anyway I thought I would accede to the request and show you some of my pictures over the next few months.
The first one (for no particular reason) is one which John and Sue bought me for my 60th Birthday. The story is that John and Sue and I had been having lunch in Angoulême when I was staying with them in France and we went to a gallery and I happened to see this picture and remarked that I liked it because it portrayed the Le Mans race of 1929 and a Bentley 4½ litre 'Big Six' similar to the one which my Uncle Eric had possessed. No 10 shown in the picture won the 1929 race.
The picture is now in my living room over the roll top desk which was also Uncle Eric's and which was and is one of the few 'things' I possess which is of exceptional importance to me. It lived inside the front door of the cottage in Clophill in Bedfordshire that my Uncle lived in when I was knee high to a grasshopper. I always wanted to roll my marbles along the roll-top but Mum forbid me to do so.