Bagpuss Is 50

The view from our sitting room early this morning encapsulated our

weather forecast of sunshine and showers.

Martin worked in whatever came along, from shade

to sunshine requiring his coat to be placed on or off the Nottingham Castle Bench at times.

I spent much time on administration, some boring, others, like arranging for the removal of the dead Weeping Birch tree and the completing of the painting of the outside of the house, not so for different reasons. Later this afternoon I posted documents concerning a heating oil contract from

Everton Post Office, photographed, with its Easter decorated post box, by Jackie.

Next, after a shop at Tesco Express, where Jackie photographed

another decorated post bog celebrating the anniversary of Bagpuss, we visited “In The Frame” in Highcliff where I deposited a 19”’ x 13″ print of

for framing.

This evening we all dined on Ferndene Farm Shop sausages, creamy mashed potato, carrots, runner beans, peas, sweetcorn, cabbage, and meaty gravy with which Jackie drank Peroni and I drank Reserva Privada Chilean Malbec 2022.


    1. No. Knitting is one thing Jackie doesn’t do. 🙂 There are a number of yarn decorators. Thanks very much, Dale

  1. I had to look up Bagpuss for this to make sense. The crocheted postal box creations are very impressive. Dinner looks good enough to eat and Martin continues to make me wish he had an American cousin.

  2. This made me smile so much, bagpuss was my uni nickname. And on our first car trip to France, I had huge problems with left and right instructions. So we placed 2 small soft toys left and right on the dashboard, one was bagpuss. Then when I was to turn right, K would shout Bagpuss, left was Muttley.

  3. Such loveliness in the garden, on the post boxes, and soon to be framed. I was wondering if the same mystery knitter was decorating all those boxes and read in your responses that others have taken up the cause. I bet it’s fun to see what’s new on the post boxes.

  4. I had no idea who or what Bagpuss was, but now I know. He is cute, and so are all the mailbox decorations.
    Coincidentally, we also had Chilean Malbec with dinner today and decided that inasmuch as it was enjoyable, we would still prefer the classic Mendoza.

  5. YAY for Martin…his hard work and his beautiful smile…which I’m sure reflects his wonderful attitude! 🙂
    All of the cheerful crocheted critters are bright and lovely! 🙂
    I’m so glad that important, special photo got printed for framing! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. I love the crocheted items and Bagpuss is too cute. I am glad you are having the generational photo framed – such a treasure.

  7. I love crocheted postbox decorations. That is quite an Easter selection you found!

    Martin is a hard worker. I know what you mean about the jackets coming on or going off when the clouds pass by. Too cold or too hot!

    1. Both knitting and crochet is involved. There seems to be a number of decorators operating in different locations, Lakshmi. Your comments much appreciated

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