This morning I made a print of this photograph for Danni. I took it at Louisa’s fourth birthday party in May 1986, featuring Ella’s mother just seven months older than Ella is now.
Elizabeth, Danni, and Ella came to lunch, which is why I produced this picture.
Grandmother, mother, and daughter played on the sofa while we all chatted before tucking into the splendid array of cold meats, pies, cheeses, coleslaw, and salad produced by Jackie. The new generation of Keenan motherhood displays the same exploratory concentration as the previous one.
After lunch we visited Highcliffe Castle.
Rhododendrons and giant redwoods are among the shrubs and trees in the grounds,
around which fearless magpies stride.
There is even a view of the Isle of Wight and The Needles.
This evening we reprised lunch with which I finished the Carmenere and Jackie drank Hoegaarden.