Erysimum Bowles’ Mauve!! Still blooming as it appears again from under the carpet of snow that has lasted 4 weeks. Having faced temperatures of at least -12C, I’d say this perennial wallflower is worthy of an RHS medal for its spirit! It doesn't have one :-(
I'd like to wish a Happy Bloom Day to all celebrating flowering plants (especially those of spirit) with Carol on the 15th of this month :-D
The Spirit of 1940 is worth celebrating too and that’s exactly what the Television Channel Yesterday is doing. Being screened tonight on Sky 537, Virgin 203, Freeview 12 at 5pm. They also have a blog and some threads on a forum too.
The first programme covers Ration Book Britain and will have TV chef Valentine Warner cooking up some meals too. I know I’m a bit tight for time posting this but it is also repeated later on Sky 538 at 6pm, Sky 537 at 9pm and Sky 538 at 10pm.
Growing fruit and veg to supply food for your family is becoming increasingly popular in today’s world but back in 1940 it was absolutely necessary. I wonder if your relatives have shared any stories with you? Perhaps you’ve seen photos?
If you’d like to share any stories and photos the programme would love to hear from you as they are trying to collate as many memories as possible of life during the Second World War - not just gardening ones.
I’ve been having some interesting chat with the toddler in the photo opposite – my Mum. I intend coming back to this with a posting.
Meantime, let’s celebrate the past and present together through the power of the internet, YouTube and some original footage from the Ministry of Information. Gosh… would they ever have believed it would be shown 70 years later like this? Enjoy…
It’s almost the weekend, rain is expected here. Whoopee!! Wishing you the weather you would like for this weekend :-D
The wallflower photo was taken on January 15th 2010. Please do not copy the Black and White scanned photo taken around 1935.