Rather Wet…but some Autumn Colour

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Saturday the 24th October…..  also the first really wet and windy winter style weather.  Also the last day of what we call British Summer Time.  Tonight, time stand still, as we fall back an hour.  

The weather was so miserable that I took pity on the camera and left it cosy and dry at home whilst Buster and I ventured out.  Dark grey as the day was there we some bright autumnal beacons which I thought worthy of a shot. So I had to press my phone into service….considering how dark the morning was I was rather pleased with the phones interpretation of the morning.

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So whilst you stay dry and warm, don’t forget…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

24th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

The Lamp Room……. A sign of the Times

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The Lamp Room….

There was a time when the Lamp Room was one of the most important rooms in our large Town and Country Houses.  The heart of those houses was debatably the Kitchens, but like all the other rooms, from Bedroom the Ballroom, Lounge to Library, Nursery to Games Room…. all needed light when the days became darker.  A light switch and electricity were not an option.

So, you can understand why the Lamp Room was so important.  In this room a member of staff was responsible for cleaning the lamps, trimming the wicks, filling with oil….and the distributing them as needed in the house.

Tonight, we have a change in TIME…….  24th October the last day under British Summer Time.  Tomorrow we are back to Greenwich Meantime.

As we gain on hour overnight, as we ‘put our clocks back’ by one hour….  you could say that time, for a short while, stands still.

So, remember to change your watch and also….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

24th October

(C) David Oakes 2020