February 25th, 2020

Brooklyn bridge

I don't have any seaside pictures although I am never far from the ocean here.

Here is one thing I associate with the seaside. The closest subway station where I can catch a train to Brighton Beach or Coney Island--about 20 minutes on the train and then a short walk! Yay! Maybe soon. I am overdue for trip to the ocean and spring is coming.

It's the R train in this case, but the F train will do just as well.

Sorry I keep editing this one. I have another photo showing how to get to the ocean, going in the other direction. (Water, water everywhere--but it is hard to get good oceanview pics.)

Oh, and my icon above applies also--the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River. The East River, in fact, is not a real river but part of the ocean--a tidal estuary that opens onto the ocean--look one way and one is looking out to sea, look the other direction it looks like a river--hence the name.


I realised that this was going to be a difficult subject... because the choice is so big!

We have bookshelves, and books on shelves, in so many different places in our house, so I decided to focus on one type of book, and one specific book.

These are most of the books that live in the utility room, off the kitchen.


And tucked in there, just beside the yellow book in the middle is this one -


You can tell by the style, and the wear and tear, that it is from sometime in the 1960s. It is my mother's personal recipe book. It is an interesting indicator of how different members of the same family have different priorities; my sister almost threw it out when we were clearing Mum's house, whereas I grabbed it as an item of great value!

There is a mixture of recipes written in, and odd ones cut out of magazines and tucked between the pages. Some are recipes I recognise, and some are ones I cannot recall her making and so were probably added after I left home in the 1970s. The pages often show signs of use - the odd spot of cake mixture or whatever probably landed on a good few of them if my own personal recipe book is anything to go by. For me one of the pleasures is reading my mother's, rather beautiful, handwriting -

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Last February Challenge - 2020 Week 9.

So - this is my final challenge - then it will be over to ysilme for March.

The card I pulled out of the 'Shout It Out'!'box this week said "Something you associate with the Seaside'. So not neccesarily seaside pictures, although they will be lovely - but if that is not a good otion for you, you can do a bit of lateral thinking?

I will put seaside as the tag.