Self Service

Becky rang me early this morning to check that we would be at home for a visit from her and her friend Alda. Almost as soon as I had put the phone down I received a text from Tess saying that she, Mat, and Poppy were in Poole. They all therefore visited at lunchtime when we were treated to one of Jackie’s delicious cauliflower and Stilton soups.

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Poppy, at first assisted by her mother, insisted on self service. Not much food ended up onย her face. Note the grip on her plate.

Jackie and Poppy

Soon after this she took a nap on Grannie’s lap.

Among other activitiesย this afternoon, I gave Tess a photograph album and printed up most of the pictures I have taken of our granddaughter. Tess happily laid them out in the book.

This evening we all dined at Dynasty in Brockenhurst. My choice of meal was venison jalfrezi, special fried rice, and onion bhaji. I drank Kingfisher. Waiters served the adults and Poppy reached out forย poppadoms on which she chomped.


  1. VENISON? I’ll be damned. Are deer indigenous to India? I suppose a species of them. Man, the things we learn in the blogosphere! And as an aside, Poppy looks like she’s enjoying a beer in addition to her dinner. A true member of the family!

  2. Poppy is growing up in front of our eyes. She is an irresistible subject. Are photo albums cheaper by the dozen? Better stock up ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Such a sweet post, Derrick. I couldn’t help but admire Poppy’s sweater. It reminds me of the ones my Grandmother would knit. I have them packed up and protected … for now. Hopefully they will be reused at some point.

  4. That darling baby has her priorities exactly right—get a good grip on the plate, don’t worry about the mess, and have a nice nap afterwards ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Poppy is delicious when she try to eat by herself ๐Ÿ™‚ After lunch, Grannie looks so happy with her granddaughter in her lap. Delicious post, Derrick ๐Ÿ™‚

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