Helen and Bill arrived late this morning in order to stay for lunch. Further overnight rain had flooded the Bransgore Road which involved a major diversion for them.
We engaged in much reminiscing and hilarity either side of Jackie’s usual excellent cold meats and salad lunch which sufficed for today’s nourishment. I drank more of the Fleurie and Helen and Jackie drank Wairu Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2019.
After lunch the two sisters set about valeting their Dad’s miniature railway.
First they applied a Dyson vacuum cleaner to the cabinet
and the rails.
They then propped up the cabinet
while they unwrapped and brushed down each tiny engine and carriage
before Helen replaced the models into their wooden case
in order to photograph them for e-mailing to an interested party.
Here are Jackie’s photographs of the completed work, with a large cafetière for scale. Later, Jackie rewrapped each individual item and reinstated the sliding glass panel.