The Number Game

Having fun with numbers this week:

Counting numbers

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

33 thoughts on “The Number Game”

  1. I love to look for those ‘built-in’ dates above old buildings Jude. Mind, you, I am sure that sometimes they might be ‘faked’. Nice to see that the tradition continues in some places. In the future, someone will marvel at ‘2014’ above the door of a house.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. I have a lot of dates from buildings, but I thought I’d mix it up a bit. I love looking at that 1970s jigsaw. A few more numbers in that – Mars Bar 3p, Fry’s 5 centre 4p (I used to love those) and spangles! Loved those too.

      Do you reckon houses today will stand the test of time then Pete?

      1. I believe that some of the better ones will, like the stone-built cottages on the north coast. It is astounding that some Elizabethan cottages are still around, when you think how shoddily many of them were erected.
        I used to sell those sweets in the 1970s, both as a sales rep, and later in our shop. I don’t like the way they changed the names, from Opal Fruits to Starburst, Marathon to Snickers, etc.
        I was partial to an occasional Picnic bar, and liked Bounty too. If you look at the ones sold today, it is staggering how small they are, compared to those of our youth. Not value for money at all. x

  2. Such great subjects for images or writings – numbers, windows, the ’70s!! My touch of OCD occasionally has me counting numbingly in my head (only one of many running conversations!), and sometimes doing something with numbers in the ‘real world’ can stop the mind calculator. Other times it drives me mad 🙂

  3. As always love the galleries you do Jude. Now i will have a Crunchie bar please from your memories of the 70’s. Hopefully not an original form the day though. 🙂

    1. Crunchies are nice too, I used to lick the chocolate off and then eat the honeycomb! And I was such a skinny thing then! Obviously these things catch up with you… or me at least 😦

  4. Great variety Jude, and as always with you presentation is part of the beauty of your photos. Your seventies are familiar even in the antipodes. I’d love to know where the name Pudding Lane came from.

    1. According to Wikipedia it is named after the “puddings” (a medieval word for entrails and organs) which would fall from the carts coming down the lane from the butchers in Eastcheap as they headed for the waste barges on the River Thames. So not very appetising 😦

    1. Not as bad as the ’80s surely? Although, now I come to think of it… glamrock, punks, Abba and that’s just the music 😕

      1. The 80s get a bad rap because of the over-the-top excess of everything. I’m rather fond of the 80s because so many wonderful things happened in that decade – in particular, my husband and both my sons.
        For me, the 70s were too full of high school/university angst … who-am-I, where-am-I-going kind of belly button gazing.

        1. The ’70s were when I did my travelling, and when three of my children were born, so I loved the ’70s. Not musically though! The ’80s were not good for me.

  5. I shall ignore those that make Joanne cringe (and me), and go instead for the stone commemorating something to do with the Norman Conquest – if only I could read it better … 🙂

      1. Urgh. No. Violet Crumbles are like Crunchies – choc coated honeycomb. Made by Nestle (now – originally made by a company called Hoadley’s). In fact I think the Violet Crumble pre-dates the Crunchie by at least 10 years.

        1. He wanted to just call it Crumble but he couldn’t trademark a word so he added Violet as it was his wife’s favourite flower. (Or so the story goes.) It comes in a purple wrapper.

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