The Last Half Hour

An exchange of comments with another blogger this morning took me back to ‘Child Labour’ from 14th January 2014.

Later, I added some material from ‘Anticipating The Shot (2)’  and from ‘One Life Cut Short, Another  Changed Forever’ to the draft of ‘A Knight’s Tale’.

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Our crab apple trees have lost almost all their leaves. Their enticing fruit has still not tempted the blackbirds.

This afternoon Jackie drove me to Sears Barbers where Kelly cut my hair. Peter is recovering from his knee replacement operation. After this we continued along the coast to Barton on Sea where

we enjoyed watching the skies, walkers, and the sea, during the last half hour leading to a somewhat subdued sunset. Most pedestrians and their dogs remained on the clifftop; one man gazed at the waves down below; Another in a wetsuit even breasted the turbulent waters (he was too far away for my lens). A jet plane’s perspective gave the impression that it was heading down to the waves beneath. I was not the only photographer focussed on the golden orb.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s tender peri peri chicken in a lemon marinade; creamy mashed potato; sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers; carrots and green beans with which I drank more of the Merlot. We saved some for Elizabeth who will be home later.

P.S. In response to Sandra’s comment below, Jackie has produced her annotated version of the BBC Good Food recipe for Pumpkin Pie

51 thoughts on “The Last Half Hour

  1. Wow! The sun, clouds, and sky put on a grand show for you, Derrick! And I love the photo of the man and his dog! 🙂

    My hubby and I were just talking about crab apples yesterday! Neither of us have had them in way too long.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  2. The picture of the jet trail is intriguing. It looks either like some kind of hideous accident or the return of David Bowie’s spacecraft in “The Man Who Fell To Earth”.

  3. Derrick, I absolutely love that you often include dinner menus with your comments. It is something my dad does in his weekly family diary and it always makes me smile! 🙂 (P.S. DoesJackie share her recipes sometimes? I’d love to see how she makes her spicy pumpkin pie!)

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