I've noticed that I moan when I dry my face after washing it. In other words I groan involuntarily when I'm rubbing a towel over my face, especially my eyes! Do you towel moan?
Do you take your shoes off as soon as you get through the door? I do if they're gardening shoes. There's a small row of them in what would be our porch in a different house. Street shoes get taken off in the hall and piled up. We used to have a shoe cupboard but it never got used! Sometimes the rebel in me lets my shoes fall off in the TV room! What do you do?
I've noticed kids parking their bikes outside the local sweet shop. They're left flat on the ground sometimes in the way of pedestrians. Most rebellious! I'm not sure I was street-wise enough to do this. I think I parked my bike neatly against a shop wall or I may even have stood it up on the bike stand that most bikes had back in the Sixties. My chopper had one I'm certain. It made a most satisfactory sprung clicking sound. What did you do?
A bathroom item recently found itself obsolete and upcycled in the garden as a flower pot base. I'm not even sure what its called but its function was to act as a shelf across the bath. Like a wooden Golden Gate bridge, it spanned the width of the tub offering sanctuary to such oddments as soap, loofer and nailbrush. The loofer and nailbrush went years ago so like the household phone the bath bridge has seen less and less action of late. Increasingly difficult to limbo under and irksome in the extreme when showering the slatted plank has sadly felt the spray of bubble bath for the last time. Have you a bath shelf?
More domestic folk tales to come. What concerns you readers?
Re. today's post with the Beer Delivery pictures from 1968,
the photo of the Watney Dray was used as reference for the model here. It was a gyro, Hong Kong model of an Austin 200 that became the prototype for a number of similar toys that I motorised with Scalex transmissions.
They would shoot round the race track shedding barrels and crates of bottles to the enjoyment of the kids playing with them. The Britains tractor driver is there for scale.
The whole thing being 1/32 scale. The red barrel was from a keyring like yours! This one will be restored soon as it had been damaged in storage.
The Tri-ang Minic Watneys lorry is based on a real tanker that Watneys used clad in wood to look like a barrel.
I used to see the real one making deliveries and really wanted this toy having seen it in the Minic catalogue. Fifteen years later I told this to a friend when in college and they gave me this sample for my 21st birthday.
It was the inspiration for the racing version.
Another of the Minic range of clockwork tinplate toys was the same cab unit without the red barrel with an open trailer full of wooden barrels marked as TOYTOWN BREWERY. Very enlightened.