Another Two Door Special

23 December, Gordon and Nancy doing the dishes

23 December, Gordon and Nancy doing the dishes

Another two-door day special for Day 12 of our advent calendar! This is the kitchen at our family home in Farm Hill, Woodingdean. The white door opens onto the hall, which we saw earlier this week.

The material hanging behind Dads’ head is another curtain. If you pull it aside you’re in our walk-in larder, which was always full of supplies.

The food was kept in here, and the everyday plates, cups, saucers and cutlery. The best crockery and cutlery was stored in the sideboard in the dining room, and hardly ever used.

The photo is dated the 23rd of December, and at this time every year Nancy and the family would come over to us, or we would go over to them and exchange our Christmas presents. I have another photo taken the same day.

23 decFrom right to left: Bert, Nancy’s husband; Jack, Gordon and Nancy’s brother; Enid, my mother, me, my daughter Emma and her dad Dave. At the back is my dad, Gordon.

I always loved these family afternoons, it was so lovely catching up with everyone and having a laugh, cup of tea and giving out presents.

I love the photograph of Gordon and Nancy washing up, it was so typical of them to just get up and clear the cups and plates and have a good chatter while doing the dishes. There isn’t so much family around these days, but on Tuesday this week Nancy’s daughter Sue will be coming over to my house and we’ll have a grand time catching up and having cups of tea. I am really looking forward to it 🙂

Tomorrow’s door:

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About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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