Tuesday Photo Challenge – Old: 23rd January 2018

I remembered the title and checking back, found this post on the subject of OLD

I could reblog it as it contains photos of my Mum and Dad, Teddy Bear (Named Grandad) and my Dad’s cardy, both of which I still have by the way.
We lost Mum last week. She is united with my Dad now, so in keeping with Frank’s photo, I’m going with a building.

Frank’s Photo this week: The Colosseum in Rome

Our fifth residence in fact, 2007 to 2014.

Built in 1847, it was originally the village school, and often Hubby and I would sit in our lounge and try to imagine what it had been like then.
With four large windows on the front, we imagined that to be the original corridor, and what was our dining room and separate lounge the two classrooms as we could make out a doorway in the wall between the two where the plastering wasn’t exactly brilliant. Our fireplace was central, and so probably heated both rooms.
The front bedroom also had telltale lines of a previous opening, and we believed that could well have been the school’s entrance hall. From what we were led to believe, the second (middle) bedroom was the Teacher’s private quarters.
There was an extension on the back of a bathroom and third bedroom, then another on the side to house the kitchen. Inside was a small warren of corridors leading from one area to the next. When Mum came to stay she kept getting lost coming out of the bathroom, ending up in the kitchen instead of her bedroom. At night, we put a small night light in her room and had PIRs set up in the lounge, back corridor, dining room and kitchen, which would trigger when motion was detected. It helped and saved her fumbling in the dark for a light switch.
At that time, most vehicles were a horse and cart, and the building was above the road line. As time passed though, traffic volume changed and the road was built up, and up, and up with various layers of tarmac until the property was actually some three feet below road level. This was a killer when it rained as the water flowed into our garden. We also had that famous pot hole I’ve written about!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Old: 23rd January 2018

  1. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 93 – Dutch goes the Photo!

  2. Amy says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Your photo of the Colosseum is lovely.

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