Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Wordless Wednesday - The (very old) Christmas Cactus.

 Last week I saw on a blog Rambling with AM a Christmas Cactus. She said if it has points it is not a true Christmas Cactus. Mine does but it has reached such a ripe old age I will let it off that one.

My in laws had a tenanted farm and when the father died (Ivor's grandfather) they had a year to give up the tenancy. This was in 1955 and my MIL brought her much loved Christmas cactus with her. When she died in 1987 we inherited it. From when she brought it with her would make it at least 67 years old, so I think it is safe to say it is over 70 years old.

Through the winter it lives in the porch as it doesn't like it too hot and really it is too big to go anywhere else. In the summer it lives out on the patio where unfortunately it has had a few accidents. Unexpected storms have blown it over and each time it has lost a sizeable chunk but it survives everything. The front part is mostly original growth but you can see new growth on the right hand side and at the back.

I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.

I was asked for a puzzle so here it is.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesday

Madeira. The taxi driver told us the church in the distance was the Church of Cristiano Ronaldo. I suspected he was joking! The footballer comes from Madeira and they live and breathe him there. Sorry, I am not a football fan though.

I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Wordless Wednesday.

 A lot smaller than the ships we go on, but I am sure they would have been a lot of fun when we were younger.

I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.