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Today, as it rained incessantly, was one for delving into the photographic archives. I returned to the colour negatives of the August 1992 holiday at Towcett, where
Black and white Friesian cattle picked their way across their field.
On a trip to Borrowdale, first Sam,
Then Louisa jumped into an icy tarn.
Louisa’s brother helped her out of her damp T-shirt.
James timed Louisa’s run on a track, then took a turn himself.
At Wattendlath, the mermaid’s expression demonstrates that the water was just as cold.
After the swim a cheeky chaffinch chirped its way to the crumbs from our refreshments.
Elizabeth came to lunch and dinner today. The latter consisted of roast lamb; roast potatoes, some sweet; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; and runner beans; followed by rice pudding. Elizabeth and I finished the Malbec, and Jackie drank Hoegaarden.