To start off, a recent unintentional picture taken by my mobile phone. Over the years, starting off with an instamatic camera, then a Practica LTL SLR camera, on to digital cameras,these occasionals nasties emerge. I am wearing my imitation crocs in the garden here!
There are a great number of May Flies around at the moment where I live. They seem to like landing on me when I am painting the house walls. Unlike smaller insects they seem not to get encased in wet paint that is drying on a wall!
My wife and I both bought the “sandwich maker” pictured above (blue handles) at an Ideal Home Exhibition in the early 70s. They wasted a lot of bread but you could put eggs in them, and baked beans etc! Somehow one has survived and entered a local Oxfam shop!
This appears to be one of the “bad” type of ladybird, with too many spots………………. sorry I am not an expert! Email the site if you know any more about this insect (put a comment on the site please to let me know)
Below is a very old game, which somebody has chosen to draw a pair of glasses on an otherwise vintage style game box in a charity shop in a nearby town.
Some vintage clothes in a local collectable shop