More Than Fifty Years To Go

Today I worked a little more on A Knight’s Tale. I took advantage of Becky’s presence to obtain her help with laying out iMac’s Pages.

Some text was taken from my recent post “Come And Meet My Grandmother”.

I was also able to add this image from Getty Images to my post “Holly”. My great aunt and uncle here perform a different feat. I assume Betty was Holly’s stage name.

I extracted further material from my posts ‘Directions’, ‘Shirley Oaks’, An Attachment To The Gates’, and ‘Meandering Through Soho’.

This image was taken from ‘Shirley Oaks’.

More than fifty years to go.

This evening we dined on Christmas dinner soup followed by turkey, chicken, and bacon pasta bake. Jackie, Becky, and Ian drank Don Cayetano Sauvignon Blanc 2018, and I drank more of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape.


    1. I remember taking that photo Ivor. we were both so young, I was 17 and D was 23, aaaah happy days.

  1. You come from such athletic stock Derrick – and weren’t you just the heartthrob! We were all once so pretty but also pretty senseless – and now that we have sense…… the knees are shot πŸ™‚

  2. Wow Derrick. What a stunner! And today’s post led me down such a burrow. Very interesting stories about the homes, a version of which, as you know, was occupied by my mother and aunt for several years in the 1920s.

  3. What wonderful photos! AND you were (and still are!) a very handsome fellow! I imagine you had some groupies! πŸ˜‰ If not, you should have! πŸ™‚
    You’ve lived an interesting life and thank you for sharing your stories. I do think your book A Knight’s Tale will be a masterpiece to all who read it.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

  4. You’re setting hearts a-flutter across the globe with that photo, Derrick. Fanning myself here in the great white north.

    Are you writing a memoir? I missed that nugget in earlier posts. Bravo! Have you heard of software called Scrivener? I’m investigating for something I’m writing which has turned into a large shaggy beast and needs taming. It has come recommended by a few writers.

    1. Very many thanks, Susanne. Much appreciated :). Yes, ‘A Knight’s Tale’ is a memoir prompted by a number of my readers. It’s all there in the posts – just needs to be dug out and edited

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