Recovery Time

Today we flopped after an emotional yet exhausting weekend. As I sat reading in my corner this was my view of the front garden. Note that last Autumn’s crab apples have not been stripped from their trees.

I don’t really eat much cheese. It is not a matter of taste – rather that by the time cheese is served, I have had enough to eat. It was therefore something of a surprise that smell of brie in the fridge encouraged me to opt for brie and biscuits for my dinner this evening. A few tomatoes were added. Jackie finished the last of the Chinese takeaway.


  1. I like cheese, but the small of Brie has never tempted me yet. πŸ™‚ I like Brie, I’m just not fond of the bouquet.

    I envy you the quiet corner and the view. Such things are good for the soul, and probably for diverticulitis.

  2. I hope you’re feeling better, Derrick.
    For some reason, that tree makes me think of a sculpture of a person with upraised arms. I hope that’s a good omen sent your way.
    We had cheese and crackers for dinner last night, too.

    1. It is quite a sequence Drew: Total knee replacement, death of son, virus, complications from codeine medication – several posts refer. Thanks very much

  3. Your garden is the perfect place for you to recover Derrick, I imagine it is a very therapeutic place to sit and wile away the hours. Take care x

  4. What were you reading, Derrick? I’ve been looking through some of my old books this evening and some of the illustrated ones made me think of you.

  5. Continued prayers for you, Jackie, and all of your family. You’ve been through so much, too much, especially emotionally, and it takes a toll on the body. πŸ™
    I love the tree photo! The tree looks like it is welcoming victory! A beautiful reminder to all of us to keep moving forward.
    Looking at your garden, reading, enjoying a comforting meal…all sounds like “what the doctor ordered”. πŸ™‚

  6. You, Jackie and the family are in my thoughts and prayers, Derrick. May the warmth and new life of the coming spring help heal your spirit and body.

  7. It’s going to be emotional for quite a while yet, I’m sure. Thinking of you.
    (By the way, I wonder how many American readers of your blog think ‘biscuits’ is something else!)

    1. I’ve recently let my ignorance show in the complete mispronunciation of “scones,” so I wasn’t going to jump right in with the biscuit question. – But since you bring it up . . . I’m pretty sure your biscuits aren’t those southern things that we have over here – are they like our crackers? But then, in “Love Actually” Hugh Grant likes “chocolate biscuits,” which would indicate sweetness to me. So – once again – I am unsure what the Hell you people are up to over there. : )

      1. What Derrick’s talking about are like your crackers, but in the UK ‘biscuits’ also means cookies.

  8. Your garden from the window has a surprising number of flowers for this early in March. Those little daffodils (or are they tete-a-tetes?) are such a welcome show of color early in the season.

    I don’t eat much cheese, but my favorite is brie.

  9. Derrick my thoughts are close to your family!! Send you all my love!

    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    Courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference.

  10. A good book, a good view of the garden and good cheese – sounds like the perfect prescription for recovery to me! πŸ™‚ ( Perhaps a little wine, should you be so inclined!)

    Repeat as often as necessary. πŸ˜‰

  11. Thinking of you and Jackie my friend. Relax and continue to embrace life, family, friends and fond memories. With time you will continue to heal.

  12. Good healing, I know when I want my emotions to heal and my body is aching, it isn’t easy to do so. I need to get back to a garden. Maybe next week when our ice is gone.
    allbest my friend–

  13. ‘A little of what you fancy does you good’ as the saying goes! Once the antibiotics have come to an end you should start to feel better physically, I hope. Antibiotics seem to me to be depressants and that is not what you need at the moment.
    You have a lovely view of the garden from your corner. One of our crabapples isn’t touched by the birds until it has been frosted a couple of times at least. After a mild winter I have to pick the old apples off otherwise the tree doesn’t flower as much as usual.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both, as ever.

  14. It’s like this, Derrick: next time you feel like Brie and biscuits, have a double portion for me, and I’ll have an extra glass of wine for you – does this sound like a plan?
    My thoughts and my heart are with you and Jackie!

  15. I’ve been busy working and am just now catching up with my blogging friends. But my thoughts have been with you and Jackie all along. Hugs from New Jersey, Derrick. I know you take comfort in your chair with the beautiful view.

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