Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
From the same collection but not all labelled, so I am not 100% certain they are all Westgate on Sea
This is the link to teh books that went out today
I have been making shelving in the bookshop and the shop sign has been repainted again
Monday, 11 December 2017
The pictures will expand if you click on them and I would think this 1796 picture begs more questions than it answers, unless it has been published somewhere else and the donkey work has already been done.
This one is from around 1830
Some Broadstairs history books amongst the ones that went out in the bookshop today, here is the link http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/letters-from-father-christmas-in.html
Sunday, 10 December 2017
I have been at what can loosely be described as shopfitting in the bookshop, this weekend which basically boils down to making a few more bookcases as there are never enough.
Here is the link to the books that went out yesterday http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/murder-at-bookshop.html
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Christmas Decorations Ramsgate in Ramsgate 2017 and Ramsgate illuminations gay set-piece called "Alfie and the Fountain"
Here in the bookshop we have been putting up the Christmas decorations
The ones in Ramsgate town centre are looking pretty good
But of course the real attraction is the lights on the boats in the harbour.
I went out last night with the intention of photographing the Christmas lights on the boats in the harbour, I couldn’t do the lights justice with a photograph and am wondering if I will have to use special camera equipment.
Here is the link to the pictures on my camera card http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/1217l/ and it’s case of I tried and will have another go.
On to Alfie and the 1950s Ramsgate Festival of Light
Friday, 8 December 2017
Thursday, 7 December 2017
1866–1883 Self-Righter Quiver No. 1 (1)
1883–1898 37ft Self-Righter ON 265 Quiver No. 1 (2)
1897 storm damage
Margate Tudor HouseThis is the link to the pictures of the books that went out in the bookshop yesterday
Another busman’s holiday today, we bought some books for the bookshop in Herne Bay and some wood for more shelving in the bookshop from Burbridge’s wood yard in Pysons Road Ramsgate.
Lunch in Wetherspoons in Herne Bay
I did a bit more to my sketch of Herne Bay Clocktower through Wetherspoons window, a bit of a spot the difference, and it includes gold watercolour paint which I expect is in bad taste.
I have just realised that this one isn't a photo but a print of a drawing with a gloss on it to make it look like a photo so it probably dates from around 1870.