Sunday, 25 May 2008

Show and Tell

Show and Tell was never a part of my childhood education, probably because I am British and it just doesn't seem to be a part of the British educational system, at least it wasn't about 20 years ago, perhaps it is now, I don't know.

Anyway, Mel of NaComLeavMo (see button on the left!) fame has a bloggie Show and Tell on Sundays and I thought that was such a good idea that I am joining in.



Firstly I would love to claim this brilliant photograph as mine as it was taken using my (then) new camera, but I can't as that would be mean! It was taken by Sandy, the son of the family that I lived with for a year. And this is the point of my Show and Tell, that tap is in the kitchen that belongs to Sue, Jim, Sandy, and Mim; four lovely people who opened their home to me about three years ago when I moved from the North of England to the South and couldn't sell my home in time.

I remember having toast from home-made bread and sitting around the kitchen table chatting and laughing and generally having a good time discussing all manner of things under the sun while Sandy laid on the floor thoroughly exhausted from all the GSCE revision, or while Mim made spiced biscuits, or while Sue and Jim were talking about the bargain of the week from Tescos!

I have a smile on my face now just remembering that year; I just hope that they all understood how very grateful I was that they offered me a place to stay, how much I enjoyed their company and loved being part of their family for a while.

11 comments:

Alice Teh said...

That's an interesting shot, Sam. Thanks for sharing! :)

chicklet said...

Very cool shot.

In Due Time said...

Awesome pic! I never had show & tell growing up, and I'm from US, so you're not alone!

Katie said...

Via NaComLeavMo...
I'm sure I remember Show and Tell at my first school. I know for a fact that my Rainbows (youngest age of Guides) are desperate every week to do show and tell. Being the mean nasty person I am I say no, because it bores me stupid...

annacyclopedia said...

I came over from Mel's Show and Tell post. This is a beautiful photo and a great story to go with it. Thanks for posting it!

PJ said...

Sounds like a good time. :)

And, I have TOTALLY stubbed my toe on that dog! So funny that you would say that!

momofonefornow said...

thanks for stopping by and commenting. I too get crazy twitchy if I don't have something to read.

Katie said...

Also returning your comment! I learnt to knit from a book around Christmas time. I wouldn't recommend the book I chose, but don't really know which one to recommend. Possibly Elizabeth Zimmerman Knitting Without Tears. It's got all the basic stuff you need to know, though I've not knitted any of the patterns in it. I've no idea if this the best way... I had my Mum to ask for advice now and again when I got my confused, though now I tend to use Ravelry instead! You could always give it a go from a book and see how you get on, if it doesn't work out then you could try a class.
My one big piece of advice is to join Ravelry (the link is in my sidebar), there is so much valuable advice there, and the database of patterns is amazing, so far most of the things I've knitted have been free patterns I've found on there. If you need anymore advice then send me an email, and sorry for the long comment!

DC said...

Your friends sound truly wonderful! Glad I discovered your blog (thanks to the Stirrup Queens, of course!).

I look forward to following your journey and I hope we can stay in touch.

I am a brand new blogger (I got started just in time for NaComLeavMo), so please stop by and say hello if you get a chance.

http://lupuspie.blogspot.com

JamieD said...

I love simple photographs like yours that can evoke a whole story and feelings.

Thanks for sharing!

surpriseofunfolding said...

What a great story and photo - thanks for sharing. I love how "things" can evoke entire emotions, situations, people :)