I'm not very good at this turning round of rooms. I get fascinated and delayed by the things I'm sorting through. Yesterday I mentioned my father's trip to Egypt in the 1940s. Later I found the photographs.Theyreveal that he travelled with my grandfather and a jolly fat man in a hat.- all of them executives in the American engineering firm Blaw Knox. The pictures show the usual monuments and camels and peasants but also a very large object that looks like a dam. An attractive young woman with frizzy hair features in a few of them.
Oh, and I found a ventimeter- which is an instrument for determining wind speed. It looks like an inhaler. (Before they got into horses my parents had a good few years of messing about in boats). I've brought it downstairs and next time we get a high wind I shall run outside and measure how fast it's going. What larks.