Thursday, September 3, 2015

You know when you don't think you have anything interesting to say?

Well that's what it feels like at the moment.  Life is just plodding along, nice and quietly.  The weather is just too hot and humid at the moment so I have been hibernating.  It has helped me finish off all twelve gnomes though.
I am going to give knitting gnomes a break for now!!  These are all take home gifts for Our Little Man's 1st birthday party on September 12th.  That year has just flown by.

Via Facebook this photo was posted of dh's dad back in the late 60's early 70's:
He is taking explosives down the mine.  He worked for a company called British Gypsum and he was a general worker in the mine.  As far as we know he didn't set up the explosives in the mine itself.   At one time or another the majority of dh's family worked there, though dh was never down the mines.  My dad and my granddad also worked for British Gypsum and my nana was one of the cooks in the canteen.  My granddad and nana worked at a different plant.  It was a major employer in our area.

Back to the photo.  Do you think today's Health and Safety might have something to say about the way the explosives were being moved????  OF COURSE THEY WOULD.......LOL

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great job you did on the gnomes. Each one is different and what little tyke wouldn't love having one for a friend. Bess

mamasmercantile said...

Such a great take home gift for a party, filled with love. A lovely nostalgic photo, I would imagine health and safety would have a field day!!!!

Jane said...

Driving that tractor would have taken nerves of steel!

Anne in the kitchen said...

I still think the gnomes are a brilliant party favor.

Wow! Explosives taken into a mine in a truck like that! Just wow!

anexactinglife.com said...

Love the gnomes! Yep, loved the safety standards back then. Although I suppose, even with modern technology, mining is still dangerous. We have a gypsum mines near here (maybe 75 minute drive from city).

Jackie said...

Love the gnomes and the children at the party will love them as well.

My days plod along all the time. I really don`t have too much excitement in my life.

God bless.

EG CameraGirl said...

The gnomes are so cute, Gill. Super take-home gifts! The weather has sapped my energy too.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Cute row of gnomes, lovely idea for a more personal gift. Hehe looks like it's from an Acme cartoon with the big warning sign on the side xx

Fishcake_random said...

Love the gnomes what a great gift idea!
X

Pom Pom said...

Gill, your gnomes are a REAL accomplishment. What a nice granny you are!

Cat Lover said...

Will this heat ever end! Love your gnomes.

William Kendall said...

One more gnome and they'll launch Operation Gnome Domination.

Betsy said...

Those gnomes are great and I'm sure they'll be well loved by the children who receive them. Goodness! It must have taken nerves of steel to drive that tractor with a load of explosives. You're right. It would never be done that way now.
Blessings,
Betsy

Winifred said...

I bet he doesn't want to give those gnomes away!

That photo is great. Shows how times have changed not just health & safety wise but how companies employed whole communities. It was the same in the mining town where I lived. However Maggie put paid to that!

You're lucky it's still warm, we've just put the heating on tonight!

Holly Hollyson said...

You knit so fast! I love those little gnomes - do you have the pattern anywhere??

Rose said...

I don't think I have ever seen that find of a take home gift! Love the pic of your hubby's dad...I bet you are glad your hub didn't have to work down in the mine.

It has been so hot and humid here the past couple of days that it is a chore to even hang clothes out.