What's That Again??
The Telephone Kiosk
Sometimes at first glance things aren't always what they seem - or are they?
Since the popularity of the mobile phone, we have had less and less need to use a public telephone kiosk, which is just as well because this one is definitely out of order!
The red telephone box also known as the K6 was introduced in 1936, to commemorate the silver jubilee of the coronation of King George V. It has been a familiar sight in the United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda and Gibraltar ever since.
Gradually through the 1990’s they were replaced by a more modern pay booth and many old red kiosks were sold.
Some were bought privately, they became quite vogue, one popular use was a shower cubicle!
Many villages retained their kiosk and preserved it by finding a good use for it!
I spotted this telephone box at an old steam railway station in Llanuwchllyn in Wales.
The Railway Platform
The platform was so picturesque with pots and baskets filled with summer flowers. It had a wonderful atmosphere and charm about it with the old milk churns and signs, it felt as though time had stood still here.
Giant Teddy Bear
One day we were driving along the country lanes, we turned a corner and there on the side of the road was this giant! We could hardly believe what we were seeing.
Out in the sticks here, the most exciting thing you are likely to see is a Pheasant running across the road or a possible runaway sheep. The last thing we expected to see was a ten foot tall teddy bear.
He is made out of bales of hay and somebody has painstakingly painted his paws and face, painting hay doesn’t sound easy!
How he got there or where he came from nobody seems to know…..
This super little house is a wonderful example of Topiary. A live perennial shrub or tree is trained by clipping the foliage and twigs to a defined shape. It is a type of living sculpture and this has to be one of the biggest I have seen!
It’s just across the road from a pub we like to visit in the summer, we always sit outside in the garden and enjoy the quiet of the countryside, while supping a pint of the local brew and a ploughmans lunch.
A ‘ploughmans’ originated in the UK and dates back to the 1960’s when the milk marketing board were promoting the meal to boost the sales of cheese and it’s still as popular as ever.
It usually comprises of freshly baked home made bread, a chunk of cheese, cheddar or stilton, some pickle or relish and pickled onions with celery and an apple, delicious!
A Little Male Attention.....
Earlier this year we visited Disneyland Paris with our 3 grandchildren. Our 2 grandaughters had numerous photos taken with the Disney characters and now it was my turn with the handsome ‘Flynn’
Our grandson Jake just wasn’t too sure about this at all…..
His expression says it all "What's that again??"