Ruth drew this to celebrate my fiftieth birthday (nearly a quarter of a century ago now). Can never decide if Ruth is an artist or a cartoonist. I don't think she can either.
It's been a very busy week. Spent most of it in London, viewing and bidding at auction. Stayed at Lizzie's. Lizzie's granddaughter, Elsa, is now just over two. She speaks very well. Her greeting on the morning of our departure was, "Good morning, Great Grandpa Horner." She is slightly less formal with Ann, and greets her as Granny, or occasionally as Granny-Annie. Grandson Matthew assisted me at the auctions - Arms and Armour. Eventually bought nine lots, which is better than usual, so a fairly successful week.
Just been called upstairs to supper - light one I should think, as we had a lovely lunch with friends at Long Melford, then spen a pleasant afternoon with them. Must go now. Regards to all - Mike.