Two Hours

I returned home after dropping Julia off at work and noted the time – 6.09. As I type this line it is 8.02 and I have just finished part of my catching up with WP. I have read and replied to all the people who posted comments over the last few days and made reciprocal visits to the first few on the list. I’m hoping to visit more by the end of the day but I thought I’d post now as “Two Hours” seemed a reasonable title, I’m also finding that if I leave it until the end of the day I find more work to do, or fall asleep in front of the TV, and end up not posting.

It’s 8.06 now. Am I really only writing a line a minute?


Budgerigar Society badge

The photograph is a Budgerigar Society badge. It dates from 1930 – 1950s. In 1930 they changed from the Budgerigar Club to Budgerigar Society. On the back it has a fitting to go through the buttonhole in the lapel of a man’s jacket. This sort of fitting died out in the 50s as clothing became more casual and pins became the norm. It’s currently on our eBay site with a bid of 99 pence.

When I was 16 I dreamed of working for Spinks. In my 20s I wanted to be rich and successful.

Today I’m happy to have a job that pays me to write about Budgerigar Society badges.

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! as Mr Shelley said.

It’s 8.20 now – where does the day go?


23 thoughts on “Two Hours

  1. Clare Pooley

    I don’t know where time goes these days, either. It is quite frightening sometimes.
    Both my sets of grandparents had budgies and both budgies were called Peter. One of my grandfathers was sometimes called Peter (though his name was Walter) and I was often confused as to who my Grandmother was talking to or about.

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  3. Laurie Graves

    Until I read this post, I never knew there was such a badge (or pin, as we call them here) or such a society.

  4. jodierichelle

    I spoke with my mom about this the other day. I had assumed that since she had no job or children to care for, that her days & years would have slowed down. But she says (and this is horrifying to me) that they go by faster than ever.

  5. GP Cox

    I say the same thing after reading the posts on my Reader page. It can be difficult keeping up with everyone – so writing a comment to all is darn near impossible (maybe if I got a divorce, quit eating, stopped doing chores, reading and researching and refused to go shopping – I might have some extra time ?)

    1. quercuscommunity

      I sympathise. Your blog must be very labour intensive with all the research and transcribing letters. Mine is just a few random thought jotted down and mostly takes next to no time.


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