Ships Sea and Makings
I’ll finish the tour of HMS Warrior then show you what I’ve been making.
The rum container has “The Queen God Bless Her” in brass letters as a toast.
It was meaning Queen Victoria not our current Queen Elizabeth.
A section showing the construction of Warrior.
Issuing Room- cute shelves.
Seamen classification- click to read.
Click to read about the library.
Surgical Instruments belonging to the ship’s doctor.
Click to read what is what in the case.
A closer look -if you dare!
A lot of surgery involved amputation as it was kinder than an infection from wood splinters or even cannon balls themselves shattering bones.
A ship’s surgeon had to be quick and cauterise quickly.
3rd Lieutenant’s Cabin
Officer’s Dining Room
2nd Lieutenant’s Cabin
4th Lieutenant’s Cabin
Handing room- for passing down of missiles.
Back on deck it is still raining.
Good job the deck has plug holes to drain it.
Now for The Makings
I’ve been baking for our mini holiday.
Daughter will ice the cup cakes and decorate the most perfect chocolate cake I have ever made for my birthday.
Honestly, I’m not much of a cook but this cake almost hop-skippetied out of the cake tin by itself. I was so impressed!
I also made a cherry and apple crumble and a tray of flapjacks.
Some will stay with Son who is hound sitting.
I tried showing the finished Atlantic Link quilt the sea (well I had to with a name like that), but look how windy it was!
I tried again in the shelter of the garden and had issues with shadows.
It will go and live inland as a belated birthday present, so I wonder if it will ever see the sea again?
Today the mini jewellery making set I bought on Ebay arrived. I haven’t got a clue what dohicky is called what, so although I knew what I wanted to do, to make the matching goldstone earrings to the necklace, I couldn’t do a search for those specific parts. There is a whole language out there for metal twiddly bits just as there is for gem shapes and types.
I’m still baffled!
There have been all sorts of secret makings here that I can’t share just yet. I am excited about them!
Sunset in Portsmouth courtesy of Daughter.
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