I took some pictures of the garden at the weekend to do a kind of ‘end of the month’ thing, and I wanted to show them to you, but it’s taking me forever to get round to uploading them, and I just don’t have time tonight (or rather I have more important things to do, like eating).
Instead, I found this draft post I started about this delightful little find from the charity shop the other week, so I’ll tell you about that instead, and the garden can wait for now.
A small play, by L. du Garde Peach – and isn’t that just the most fabulous name? I’m told he had a fair bit to do with writing Ladybird books.
While the play is itself charming, what really made this was the hand written prompts inside. The entire play, written out, minus one character’s words, to help them learn their lines.
A little bit of detective work, and we can see that this was done by the person playing Mrs Jones.
J Chapman, perhaps? or G Chapman? Looks like the same person might have been playing Miss Wardlow!
I love finding little glimpses into other people’s lives in hidden places. I’m just nosey really, although I tell myself that social observation is a good thing, and being interested in other people’s lives is only right and proper.
While skimming through the notes, admiring the swirly handwriting, I found this, sandwiched between sheets 12 and 13 – a recipe for pickled onions.
So you see, being nosey is a good thing after all. I’ve now got a Proper Old Recipe for pickled onions.
Which I absolutely detest.