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Jackie, on an even duller day, continued her creative cultivation. My contribution this morning was a raked redistribution of the now rather rutted gravel on the back drive. In doing so I gained even more appreciation of the efforts of Richard in shifting shingle from his beach hut described in ‘Like Shovelling Water Or Coal In A Bunker’. And the ground I was working was at least level.
This afternoon I scanned a batch of colour slides from June 1980.
This one of Jessica was taken shortly before Sam’s birth, in University College Hospital in Euston Road, on 19th.
Here is the new arrival at two days old. He must have had decent fingernails, hence the protective mittens.
Cradled by his Mum he slept peacefully,
then shared his first joke with her,
and was introduced into the eager arms of Matthew
While I was drafting this, the rain having desisted, the light was just good enough to photograph the view from my window including part of the front garden, where can be seen
euphorbia, tulips, daffodils, pansies, heucheras, hellebores, borage, with a glimpse of
the crab apple blossom, to the left of which, out of shot, a couple of owls, of course, stand sentinel on the fence.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s marvellous steak and mushroom pie, sauteed potatoes and peppers, carrots, and cauliflower in a cheese sauce; followed by treacle tart and cream. The Cook drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Cotes du Rhone.