Sam, Holly, Malachi, and Orlaith set off this morning for North Wales where they will spend a holiday with Louisa, Errol, Jessica, and Imogen.
Holly sent me a batch of photographs she took with her mobile phone over the last few days. I believe the method of transmitting these remarkably clear images is called Airdrop. All I needed to do was work out how to load them into Photos and WordPress. I’m sure I made heavy weather of it.
I’m not sure where and when this portrait of Orlaith was made.
Despite appearances I really didn’t drift off to sleep in conversation with Sam at the meal at The Royal Oak.
Jackie retained ownership of her laptop for a brief period before the takeover by Malachi and Orlaith.
Orlaith got to use it on her own while Malachi gave his violin recital
to which I listened intently.
Malachi was more interested in what was on my camera screen than was his sister.
Having displayed impressive knowledge of Greek mythology during the Blockbusters game, my grandson was delighted with the Folio Society editions of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey to add to his Sherlock Holmes set. He has already read most of one of the Conan Doyle stories. Orlaith’s reading, spelling, and arithmetic ability enabled her to learn the game very quickly.
This afternoon Becky and Ian arrived to stay for a couple of nights. We dined at Lal Quilla. My choice of main meal was prawn Ceylon. We shared special fried rice, a plain paratha, and onion bahjis. Jackie, Ian, and I drank Kingfisher while Becky drank rosé wine. As usual the food was excellent and the service most friendly and efficient. Raj, the manager, was very happy to haul me out of my seat.