Odds and Ends

Queen for the day

She was dressed better than most on that hill top.

But is only Whitby.

Selling pennies

A place where you can buy money.

Rosey

You might want to spend a penny.

Find just the lock for the outside ‘nettie’.

Stroke the patina from long-gone hands.

Or chat to the nice lady from the top of Glaisdale who grows organic veg and sells scrumptious eggs from hens that run about the hill.

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About Harry Nicholson

I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. I write a few poems and short stories. There is an eBook anthology of them, 'Green Linnet' on Amazon. Also a novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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12 Responses to Odds and Ends

  1. Tilly Bud says:

    I’ve been ordered to retract my previous statement: I was telling the Hub about your coin and my comments and he indignantly reminded me that he has a couple of Roman coins and one from the Byzantine era, which he loves because of the history it must have seen.

  2. vivinfrance says:

    Harry, you have such varied Sundays. I love ’em all.

  3. I always love looking at your photos, Harry. Pieces of home for me to reminisce over.
    Car booting used to be a big part of my weekend ritual. Up early, out early and back early lol. Great to get some fresh air and have a wander around looking at stuff. Memories….

  4. Tilly Bud says:

    Threepenny bits! I always loved them as a child.

    Were you buying or selling?

    • Just taking pictures that day. I already have an assortment of old money in a box – it includes a sixpence of Elizabeth 1st, I found it when lifting potatoes (someone has cut slasshes across her face – some long dead ill-will . . .)

      • Tilly Bud says:

        Wow! Didn’t know they went that far back. What a wonderful find…imagine the hands it has been through. My husband collects old coins but he hasn’t got anything that old – I’ll have to set him potato digging 🙂

  5. 1sojournal says:

    When I mood is right, I love to go rummaging. Such great surprises and often v ery interesting people. Like your photos,

    Elizabeth

  6. Kim Nelson says:

    The photos are a pleasure to peruse, and I am looking forward to seeing more of them as well as your poetry.

  7. Susannah says:

    Oooh Harry, my favourite place to be on a Sunday, a car boot sale! It looks like a lovely day for it too. Great pictures!

    Earlybird, to solve your issues with the photos, could you middle click (if your mouse has a middle button) or ‘right click’ over the pictures and press ‘open in new tab’?

  8. Judy Roney says:

    What a lovely day out! Love the photos, too. It all looks like so much fun.

  9. earlybird says:

    I love these Sunday rambles, Harry.

    However, a polite request: would it be possible either to make the pictures a little bigger or have them opening in a new window, please? I don’t mind enlarging them but they open in the same window and it’s a bore to then have to keep returning with the ‘back’ arrow to come back here.

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