Friday, July 11, 2008
The New Arrival
I went down to Suffolk for a few days last week to visit the new addition to the family and here he is, Elisha George - just 9 days old.
Granny has been busy with the knitting needles and here is the new blanket that went with me for my new grandson. This is the third one I've made now, one for each grandchild.
Elisha's big brother Gabriel, now up and running, last time I saw him he had just taken his first wobbly steps.
Cousin Kaitlin enjoying her swing, I popped over to see her earlier this week.
It was the village Gala and Well Dressing while I was away so I took these photos this morning, I think that this year's is very good. It is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the SOS distress signal. It's worth clicking to enlarge it.
A close up of the lifeboat, you can see three little people on it if you look caerefully. The picture is made entirely of natural materials - petals, leaves, moss, bits of tree bark etc
The side with the SOS enclosed in life belts. It was adopted as a worldwide distress signal on 1 July 1908. Three dots three dashes three dots was chosen because it was the shortest three letter arrangement in Morse Code and wasn't subject to any language variations. The letters have no actual meaning in spite of the oft quoted Save Our Ship and Save Our Souls meanings attributed to them.
This is the Well Dressing done by the Guides and Brownies this year using a theme of endangered animals.