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Saturday, 22 September 2012

ITALIAN CLOWN (and my walk around the lake!)

ITALIAN CLOWN AND BOY
This clown is not on the website, but I thought I would show him to you.
Although he isn't exactly my type of doll, there is something about him which makes me want to keep him!
He is approximately 23" tall with a cloth over wire armature body and felt covered face.  Painted features.  The little boy is made in the same way, and he is SO cute!  All their clothes are made of felt, as is the umbrella.
Makers marks:  "TRISTEZA" on a metal plate on the front of the base (Trieste?).  There is no marking on the clown.  C.1960 to 1970?
ITALY (clown and boy)
 I WANT A HUG!
 THE FELT UMBRELLA
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MY WALK AROUND THE LAKE
Today I have walked around our local lake with some of the staff, residents and relations of a Residential Home in my local town, to promote fitness and health!  I must add that it was with some trepidation as it is the scene of my fall when I cracked my pelvis, last May!
I did a detour on the way home, walking through the local park, an approximate walk of 4.5 miles.  Needless to say, it didn't rain for once!
PART OF THE LAKE
(with NESSIE" the water spout on the middle!)
 THE HOUSE ON THE LEFT WAS
ORIGINALLY THE OLD BOATHOUSE
 IS IT FEEDING TIME YET?
 A FEW OF THE SWANS AND DUCKS
 SOME OF THE RESIDENTS AND STAFF
 A KEEN FOLLOWER!
 COUNCIL OFFICES
(originally a Victorian hotel)

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