Cash In The Attic And Battle Of Britain Memorial Day

Jan Leeming

Shoreham 2007

Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Date: 4th July 2008




Finally got a transmission date for my edition of Celebrity Cash in the Attic.  It's now going out on Tuesday, 8th July at 5.15 pm on BBC 2. 

I've no idea how it will look - they took absolutely reams of tape and one never knows how they will cut it.  I do hope they will leave in my plug for Adult Education classes because two of the items I gave to the Auction had been made by me at Silvermaking and Jewellery making classes.  I made the point that at low points in my life (and there have been a few!) I've taken refuge in Adult Eduction classes.  Not only does one make something and feel a sense of achievement but there is a lot of camaraderie as well.

In our very first term of Silvermaking, Owen had us all make a silver pill box.  It took a complete term and we probably covered every aspect of the silversmith's art in that term.  I'm still very proud of my little box.  Another item we chose to make was a copy of the bracelet that Owen wears.  Part of his ancestry lies with the Sangaan tribe in Africa and I've seen similar bangles in South Africa.  I hardly ever take it off and could have sold it dozens of times.  In fact, I'm a bit tired of making them as presents but am back making another one for my son Jonathan.  I've just finished a pierced silver biscuit carrier and next term want to get my teeth into something challenging.  Because I frequently miss out on classes, I tend to take two steps forward and one step back but I do love the sense of achievement when an object is finished.

I've had many failures and quite a few successes in both Silversmithing and Jewellery classes but rather stupidly have not taken photos and have given away most of the pieces.


I've been invited again this year to attend this very special ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Britain.  It takes place at Capel Le Ferne near Dover.  Although I'd been invited before I wasn't able to make it until last year and found the whole occasion very moving and uplifting.  Next week I'll tell you more about it and the Pilot whose name I sponsored on the Granite Memorial but for the moment I must dash and get the flat tidied up and preparations done for tomorrow when I'm having seven friends to lunch.  I  love  cooking and entertaining and find it a bit sad that some of my friends are now feeling that the entertaining they used to do regularly and so well is becoming a bit too much for them.

Till next time.  God Bless.  Jan

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