Snapshot Sunday: Vintage Cars Cougar Mercury

Well you don’t get to see too many of these around here. This was parked outside one of the local pubs. I was taking a walk and spotted in the distance. I was so glad I had my camera handy but terribly afraid the owner would come out of the café and drive off before I got the chance to take these pictures. I huffed and puffed as I trotted up the street but a man came outside and approached the car. “Oh no! please don’t go yet” I was begging him silently. I made it to the car (Very obviously since I got these shots) and commented on how nice the car was. It wasn’t the owner at all. He was also admiring the car. I had to laugh since I nearly killed myself trying to get to it before it was driven off in. Anyway today’s car is a Cougar Mercury. I’m guessing this is from the 1970s. It was in very nice condition inside and out. 

Cougar MercuryCougar Mercury 2

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Toys for Children & Adults

Toys for Young & Old

Op Shop Toys

I often take photos of things at the Op Shop. These two were taken with my tablet, one some months ago and the other this morning (Friday) especially for this post.

Toys at the Op Shop
Toys at the Op Shop

Of course I could not leave out the Toy Story Gang who arrived at the Op Shop in a terrible state. I took them home and cleaned them up and Naomi ended up buying Woody and Bullseye.

Child’s Playthings – The Toy Story Gang

Big Girl’s Toys

Naomi and I love our toys as you know. Here are some reproduction paper dolls that she gave me a couple of years ago. The story behind these is that an older cousin gave me the originals of this set when I was about nine. They were old when I got them and eventually were given away or thrown away but I remembered them very well. Naomi spent months searching eBay for the right set, she didn’t remember them quite as well as I did being younger and I didn’t know what the set was called or who printed it. She sent me links to so many wedding sets on eBay and eventually found the right ones. For the record it’s called Bridal Party and was published by Saalfield.


Wedding Paper Dolls

Toys with Toys

Even some of my toys have toys of their own.

Dolls with toys.

Old Boys Toys

You are never too old for toys.

Snapshot Sunday: Thirsty Work

Hurricanes bowler Clive Rose at Blundstone Arena, Bellerive January 2017

There is a lot of cricket played in Australia in January. There is a Test Match early in the month, One Day Internationals and the domestic Big Bash competition is in full swing. This photo was taken last summer when I attended a Hobart Hurricanes match at Bellerive.