It Ain’t Half Cold, Mum

Louisa, Wattendlath 8.92 1


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

Friesan cattle 8.92

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.

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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.

Chaffinch 4
Sam with chaffinch 8.92 1
Sam with chaffinch 8.92 2
Chaffinch 3

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.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian 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. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

53 thoughts on “It Ain’t Half Cold, Mum

      1. I am reminder of Janet Frame’s comment (Frame “famous” writer): I frequented the cafes of Paris with other hopefuls. We talked forever of writing for prosperity. They’re still there drinking their coffee. I went home, locked the door, and started typing. (She got nominated for the Noble Prize for Literature… (several times…) )

      2. Well, I wouldn’t do it for the money, but you and Cynthia G.R. have got me thinking. I suppose it is all there in the posts, but how to go about collating it? You have, of course set an example with your ‘Bits’.

  1. We too make rice pudding, some cook the rice in milk and later add sugar and other ingredients or it is also cooked in coconut milk and later jaggery is added 😊

  2. Start that book Derrick! You will soon find you have problems with too much material rather than too little. I’m looking forwards to it now.

    Great Chaffinch photos – full of character. Nice to see kids swimming in something that isn’t a swimming pool.

  3. Those ice cold waters can be felt from across the miles and through the computer screen… thanks! πŸ™‚

  4. The cold water reminds me of my Dad insisting my children jump off the wharf close to his lake cottage into semi-freezing water over Memorial Day weekend. He joined them and occasionally​ I would to the delight of my three kids, Derrick.
    Then my Mom would add that her Swedish father rolled in snow. . . ha ha!
    That sweet Chaffinch is really cute! πŸ™‚

  5. Brrrr… That looked Cold Derrick… Hope this week has been warm enough for you though..
    Sending Love and thoughts your way.. Wishing you a Peaceful Bank Holiday xx Sue

  6. Hi!
    Nice post! I’m making posts about scientific explanations behinde everyday appearance and recentlly I’ve made post about coffee, so if you have time and will please go and check it out! If you like it please follow me, I follow you.
    Thank you! πŸ˜€

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