The Nightingale

Derrick and Wolf c2009

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Today Jackie drove me to and from New Milton for my trip to London to visit Luci and Wolf.

I travelled from Waterloo by the Northern Line Underground to Clapham South.

Luci met me at Costa Coffee opposite the station

and drove me to The Nightingale for lunch. This characterful Victorian pub still sports the etched windows of the period.

We both enjoyed fish, chips, and mushy peas. I drank Doom Bar, whilst Luci drank a pleasant non-alcoholic beer. I had no need for further sustenance this evening.

Giving Wolf time to complete his own lunch in the rather splendid care home that is Nightingale House, we visited him first in his well-appointed room, then for tea in the establishment’s cafe. The couple showed me Wolf’s photograph book containing top quality prints made by my friend’s son Simon.

Derrick and Wolf c2009

I share one page with Wolf. Luci took this photograph c2009.

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In the meantime Jackie produced a recipe for her Pork Paprika, as requested by our friend Jessie. I sent this on to the intended recipient.

 

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

25 thoughts on “The Nightingale

  1. Fish & Chips! For shame Derrick!
    The best chish ‘n fips are in England, and you don’t say what sort of fish. My fondest memories of England are fish ‘n chips, and steak & kidney pud (not pie),
    Piece of plaice, piece of skate and sixpenny worth of chips, Friday nights tea.
    Those were the days; as I recall during the war too;
    Bit of haddock?, Bit of cod? Now what was it Derrick?
    Stomachless as I am, I reckon I could still tuck into a feast of fish ‘n chips; especially walking down Amesbury Road, in Dagenham, eating them from the newspaper and finishing the lot before I got home,
    Just as I did long ago.

  2. Where do you get your shirts from Derrick? That is a very fine example. I am very tempted to discuss codpieces whilst talking of tailoring, but will content myself with saying it looks like a great day. πŸ˜‰

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