Thursday, March 10

One Year On.

This week marks the first year of blogging for me.
Oh my intake of breath!

I can't believe how fast the year has flown.
Or how much has happened within it.
Exciting or what!

I had a  post called "A Poem for Thursday" and it was good to have an outlet for stuff that had been accumulating in scruffy notebooks for years ..But  I've decided that I'm going to give it a miss for a while.

 So I've been thinking that it would be good to post some art and craft, from the rest of the  family here at The Potters House Penketh.

Ben.....son.. ...

married to Tina, 

with three children...

.....studied at a college in Oxfordshire called Ryecote Wood.
It's an agricultural and cabinet-making college, and during his time there he produced some wonderful pieces of furniture.
But the banks of the Mersey are not the best area to try to set up a cabinet-making business...that is not without a big financial backing!
So with marriage, responsibilities and  more mouths to feed, he specialised within that world in the I.T. and design side.
But I thought it would be good to put up a piece of his cabinet-making skill. 

I think that this type of table is called a tilt top.
I should probably have asked him about it at dinner last evening!
The top can be turned up to be placed flat against a wall.
It's mahogany...that much I know.
I love the simple traditional form that he choose for this.
It sits in the lounge with an old silver lamp from my parents family home.
The two go well together.

Just like Ben and Tina!


  1. Congrats, Gerry. I love stopping by to view such lovely visions and words.

  2. Nice one Gerry; you must have started just after me. I find your site very tranquil - in sharp contrast to many which I find too in your face. Don't stop blogging your poetry! Love to you and yours. J x

  3. Gerry! Gratulations on your first year of blogging. Oh,that table! My grandmother had such a table.

  4. Thankyou fellow bloggers!
    John thankyou for the encouragement...I can't stop writing poetry, been doing it all of my life!! but I don't dole it out as fast as I maybe could..too many other butterfly things going on in my brain!
    On I go into the second year, who knows what that will hold. lets see.

  5. Hearty congratulations on your first year. I for one hope there will be many more. Go celebrate!

  6. My goodness me, what a creative lot you all are. I look forward to your second year Gerry.


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