The answer to yesterday's Mystery Midweek Question is ... a brass archer's ring. If you have a moment click on the following link (skip ad) to see how it's used. . Gillian McNamara goes to the top of the class for correctly identifying it. I have never seen one in the flesh, never involved in archery as a sport. I learn something new every day. Keep your eyes on the target and take care ... not too far to go now. Click https:///XTvC-UGlSW4
Bill Kerr, my father would have celebrated his 99th birthday today but died just short of 96 years. A gentleman, hardworking, faithful, resilient - a family man, great mentor and man of faith. Forever in our memories.
Dementia is the grey thread that stitches the story of a retired engineer’s challenge to manage the impact of his atrophy, immersed in the anxiety of his family and in the company of friends and colleagues. The narrative seamlessly draws together subplots and layers, touching the deep fault-line that crosses an ancient land dividing two peoples – Israelis and Palestinians. A. B. Yehoshua, the Master craftsman uses ‘grey humour’, not black, to portray the protagonist’s playful
The answer to yesterday’s Midweek Mystery Question is … The object is used for baking teacakes! Some old school cooks can tell us how and when it’s used. That’s something I couldn’t source. Similar shaped objects are used in working with textiles such as a ‘Dry Felting Tool’, tenderising meat, and poking belly pork. Not doubt there are many other useful applications if you have one sitting on a kitchen shelf or a garage bench. If you missed the answer to last week’s question,
What do you think this is used for? Is it found in the Tower of London as part of an ancient torturer's kit? Maybe an antiquated cattle prod? I’m interested in your response – fact or fiction, truth or lies. I’ll provide the answer tomorrow, and in the meantime celebrate life within the required boundaries and maintain good health.
The answer to the question I posed on yesterday’s post as to the identity of this firm, fibrous ball, a little larger than a golf ball is – a fibre ball. A Western Australian government website, ‘Beachcombers’ describes it like this. “The fibre ball comes from a seagrass called Posidonia or strapweed, which has ribbon-like leaves. The seagrass fibre balls are formed when the leaves break off in winter storms and get tossed around by waves and currents. This causes the fibre f
It’s firm with a soft fibrous surface, slightly larger than a golf ball. My first thought – a seed pod. I imagine some might see it as waste, expelled from the orifice of a large animal! Peter and Margie Jirgens said there are thousands around the shore of Jervis Bay. My good friends have a strong relationship with the great outdoors. Margie is an environmental scientist and Peter has a finger in just about anything to do with land river and sea. Their answer took me be by su
Per is the ‘Fortunate Man’ who escapes the severe, authoritarian rule of his father, a ‘fire and brimstone’ Lutheran minister, living in poverty in a rural Danish village. Per’s passion drives him to Copenhagen where he finds himself rubbing shoulders with the elite of high society. The vision of the bright student engineer captures the imagination of an influential Jewish family. The world is his oyster – ‘a fortunate man’ indeed! The haunting question that grows slowly as P