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~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 29 Jul 2013 21:03

Sorry Joyce, have been on auto pilot for a week, hardly had the puter on I meant to wish you A Happy Birthday too. My excuse. Little 16+ dog rushed to vets Friday morning, brought her back and she disappeared, we searched everywhere.2 nights without sleep one up all night with her ill and the one she went missing. At 6.00 am I went into the garden again, it is a large walled garden to the rear of the house, we had gone over it with a tooth comb the day before but there she was laying on one of the beds. She was still very ill and I thanked God for a warm night. Since then Saturday morning she has been on a drip at the vets, brought her home at 6.00pm today but have to take her back tomorrow. If she thinks she can stay out all night now she has turned 16 she has another think coming. Happy 21st love. Elaine :-S

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 28 Jul 2013 02:04

Thanks Elaine, hope you are ok.


~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 27 Jul 2013 21:44

Happy BIrthday Liz and many more of them. <3 Elaine

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 27 Jul 2013 20:10

Mau. send me your email address and I will send a pic I took of him! He is totally hyper lol A very small slight man but great fun!

Huia, yes I am pretty sure it is, that's why I watched it to begin with and the link with the name caught my eye too. It's on later this evening.



Mauatthecoast Report 27 Jul 2013 19:32

Thanks for the info. Liz, makes me want to go and see a filming of the show even more now.

Not sure if you'll agree but when I see Andy Mc Connell I always think of Paul Nicholas.........probably nothing like him? lol



Huia Report 27 Jul 2013 11:23

I haven't seen that drama, Liz. Is it set in N.Z.?

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 27 Jul 2013 05:15

You did Huia, thank you.

It was very interesting being at the show, and I will watch it in a new light now. Andy was very droll, quite cheeky to some of the people with their things.

One elderly man has some glassware and Andy said about one item when asked about the value, well if you get the bus into Norwich centre (the Uni and Sainsbury Centre is on the outskirts of Norwich) it would be about the same as the ticket. I have a Bus pass said the old boy. Well if you get a packet of frozen peas and pour a third of them into a pan, that's about the value he said. He talks nineteen to the dozen and goes off slightly at a tangent sometimes.

One chap had a basket shaped piece of white glass, apparently made to look like ceramic but cheaper. He explained all about how it was made and compared the temperature of the firing to that of the Hubble lens, and gave quite a lot of info on the Hubble lens at the same time, it was fascinating and how he holds so much info in his head is incredible. I learned so much in the short time I was there.

Hope you are ok Huia, am going to watch another episode of the drama Top of the Lake tonight, it's about a young N.Z. girl who goes missing and her name is the same as your sister, Tui?



Huia Report 27 Jul 2013 04:05

I think I wished you a happy birthday on Joyce's birthday thread, also on your FB page, but missed doing it on this one Liz.

I love watching the Antique Roadshow film on TV. The reaction of some of the people to the value of some of their things is quite funny.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 27 Jul 2013 02:30

There was an address on the brochure saying they would welcome feedback from visitors to the show, so I wrote and said how much we enjoyed it and how entertaining Andy McConnell was and how he got quite emotional when he saw the pretty little jar as it was something special.

I got the automated response and then later on I got an email back from Andy thanking me for the remarks and saying he had a less than favourable response from someone at a Roadshow in Burnley lol (That was at the end of June, I just looked at the timetable in the brochure)

They will be in Richmond, London on 5th Sept and Exeter Cathedral on 12th Sept, then Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham on 19th Sept, all Thursdays.

I wish they had Rotherham booked in for August when I will be there, could have gone to see them all over again and o.h. would have enjoyed it too.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 26 Jul 2013 20:39

I did enjoy my day Mau, thanks. As I drove there I listened to a report from the show on local radio and an interview with Fiona but sadly I didn't see her there. It mentioned the tapestry which is why I went to look at it but there were too many people around it to see it closely.

Fiona was saying she has to pack very thoughtfully for the show as she has to wear the same outfit two days in a row when filming two shows like that ( apparently they will make two shows out of the things they filmed) Also she has to allow for changes in weather so has to have middle of the range clothes to suit all weathers and has bright blue wellies in the main van that travels with them.

She went along to one of her first road shows and it was bucketing down so as she got out of the taxi she asked the driver to go to the nearest town and get her a pair of wellies in a bright colour and gave him the money. He was a bit surprised and thought she was joking but did it anyway and brought back bright blue ones which she loved and is using to this day!

Another card arrived today, thanks Jo.



Mauatthecoast Report 26 Jul 2013 11:52

Belated happy birthday Liz, sounds like you had an extra special day.
I like antique road show too, a fascinating programme, was filmed locally here last year but unfortunately I couldn't go. My sil did and she said Fiona Bruce was lovely ( and really tiny....her words lol )

Mau xx

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 26 Jul 2013 04:17

Thanks again all of you.

I had a really good day. Lots of lovely cards, thanks to those of you who sent one, and then I went off to join my son and his g.f. at the Antiques Roadshow. The weather was lovely, it was held on the 'lawn' outside the Sainsbury Centre at U.E.A. which is a really interesting place to go. I saw several celeb. valuers and watched as people had their things valued. There was an amazing tapestry made by a woman in a workhouse, (in Lowestoft I think) listing all her many complaints and problems, poor woman had mental health problems they think and was put in the workhouse at the age of around 40 after her mother died and there was no one else to care for her. It's apparently in our local museum so I must go and see it, don't remember seeing it there before but I haven't been for a long time. Considering the interest in workhouses lately it was a topical piece of local history and amazing handiwork of this poor woman. It's only one of several she did. ( have a look at this site - it's about disability which is coincidental as I have a thread up elsewhere about that) - and you will see small parts of Lorina Bulwer's tapestry. It was quite long about 7 or 8 feet.)

I took along a little brass box with an enamelled lid. I have had it since the late 1950s and I think it was given to me by a Great Aunt, or was left inside the sewing machine she gave me at the age of 12 or so. These two Great Aunts were spinsters who had gone into service in London from Norfolk and one worked as a Housekeeper for Sir Henry Wood apparently. Maybe my machine mended his sheets lol The little box is just the right size for the bobbins of the machine, they are those long ones, and so that's what I always used it for. I was told it was probably pressed brass, might have been gilded over but now all worn off but the enamel is in pretty good condition, a dark red pattern, and it's not worth anything which I hadn't thought otherwise so not disappointed. It was probably used for those patches ladies used to use (and gents I think) to cover smallpox scars or spots or for liquorice or other sorts of little sweets for breath freshening etc

My son took two vases he had bought from a charity shop a while back, when he had money to spare, they are pretty blue glass, Bohemian/Czech with silver tops, and enamelled painted decoration, and were apparently used for spills in a ladies' bedroom, for lighting the candles or gas lamps perhaps. He saw Andy McConnell. Well, what a character he is, garrulous and entertaining, funny and informative and he told us a story that the vases might have been imported from abroad, the silver tops added and hallmarked and sold off as middle range items. He suggested the picture of a young woman getting married and her work colleagues collecting money together to buy a wedding gift. These vases would have been treasured by the young woman who during the war, would have grabbed the vases to save them during the Blitz. They would be worth around £45-£50.

An elderly lady showed him a pretty little painted glass bottle/jar from France. Andy got quite emotional as he talked about it and whispered the value to her and I think it was for quite a lot. He said had it been earlier in the day he would have had the item as one of those filmed for the programme but it was too late and soon after he was whisked away to make up ready to film his part talking about another item he had found that was worth quite a bit of money so a nice surprise for the owner. He drank copious amounts of what looked like herbal tea as he spoke, he had a teapot and cup and saucer on the table and kept topping up his cup. Must have needed a visit to the loo before makeup by the time he had done lol He was really a lovely chap, very hyper and funny. My son said Now if I had had a teacher like that for history or whatever, I would have paid much more attention. I could have listened to him for longer but if we had followed to the area he was being filmed in, we would have had to stay for the whole time necessary and that would have been very tiring and made us late for the meal out.

Went back and picked up o.h. as he worked till past 2, and went to a local restaurant, nothing fancy but food's good. I had a Steak and Kidney pie with Boddingtons ale in cheesy suet pastry, scrumptious, and I had mash potatoes instead of chip, and peas. It was delicious and very filling. We staggered back t my son's gf's flat which is nearby and had chocolate cake and cream and I opened more cards and gifts and that rounded off my day beautifully. I didn't get lots of things as I didn't know what I wanted but got two boxes of chocs, and an I.O.U. from son's gf to get something when I decide what and also got a shopping voucher from my son to use now. O.h. has given me an I.O.U. to pay for a trip I want to make so happy with that.

I feel very lucky but very tired, off to bed when o.h. gets up for work.

Thanks everyone for helping me day go so well



LaGooner Report 25 Jul 2013 22:02

Have a wonderful birthday <3


LollyWithSprinklez Report 25 Jul 2013 21:50

Happy Birthday :-D


Guinevere Report 25 Jul 2013 21:36

Happy Birthday :)


Wend Report 25 Jul 2013 20:19

Liz, I hope you've had a wonderful birthday. I'm sorry this is late, but I have been out all day and only just arrived home.

Many happy returns - I think you are just a couple of weeks older than I am ;-) :-D

Love Wend xxx


Elizabethofseasons Report 25 Jul 2013 20:13

Dear Purple


Wishing you much happiness for your special day.

A very happy birthday.

Take gentle care
Lots of good wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


RoseoftheShires Report 25 Jul 2013 18:24

Hapy Birthday Liz I hope you have had a good day?
Rachxxx <3 <3


**Ann** Report 25 Jul 2013 17:56

Hope you have a great day <3


SuffolkVera Report 25 Jul 2013 17:54

Hope you have a lovely birthday