Hammersmith Bridge

I had planned today to execute a little dead-heading. But the England v Inda men’s Cricket World Cup match was broadcast on BBC Sport. So a reprieve was granted. While listening on my computer, I scanned a batch of photographic prints produced on 18th March 2000. The family gathered at Mortlake for the start ofContinue reading “Hammersmith Bridge”

Preparing For Departure

Having been picked up by Shelly, Jackie left today just after noon for three days away with her sisters. In her efforts to ensure I would be well catered for, the Culinary Queen packed the fridge with cooked meals and salad lunch materials. The plate on the fourth shelf down contains the lunch I enjoyedContinue reading “Preparing For Departure”

The Evolution Of A Room

Today was hot enough for us to open doors and windows. One of these was the stable door. It is my fond imagining that a horse was once kept in what became the garage, which we converted to a utility room leading to a library, fronted by a boarded trellis bearing clematises, solanum, nasturtiums, petunias,Continue reading “The Evolution Of A Room”

On Eyeworth Pond

Much of this very hot day was taken up with dead heading and watering. Soon after 4 p.m. Jackie drove us to Eyeworth Pond and back. At this time, ponies and cattle, although they did emerge later, made use of what shade they could find. These were spotted en route to Fritham, where other cattleContinue reading “On Eyeworth Pond”

Finding Its Feet

Lidl and Aldi are gaining ground in the war to control England’s Supermarket custom. Their quality is very good and their prices very low. There is no finesse in their layout of goods, and there is no guarantee that an item on sale in the central aisles will be in stock the next day. GeneralContinue reading “Finding Its Feet”

The Borrowers’ House

On https://derrickjknight.com/2019/06/16/mutual-grooming/ I featured a photograph taken at Oxton in May 1999 which I had e-mailed to Louisa. Today, while listening to the men’s Cricket World Cup match between England and Australia, I scanned the rest of a batch of prints I had retained from that trip to Oxton taken with Michael and his familyContinue reading “The Borrowers’ House”

Before The Storm

Threatened with a thunderstorm, after two lengthy dead-heading sessions, I wandered around the garden while Jackie continued with her general tidying and maintenance work. The blooms in these images of the Rose Garden and the bed at its entrance are identified in the titles of the galleries, each of which can be accessed by aContinue reading “Before The Storm”

The Biter Bit

After lunch on this overcast and humid day we took a short drive through the forest; our route was up and down Rhinefield Ornamental Drive, along which travelled many cyclists, two of whom, giving me a sense of the biter bit, stopped to photograph a group of ponies surrounding our car which they licked lasciviously.Continue reading “The Biter Bit”

I Held One Back

Last night I finished reading: One of Trollope’s shorter works, this deals with familiar themes concerning the status of women; socio-economic inequalities; intrigue and romantic entanglements. It is a tragic love story breaching differences in fortune, in social class, in geography, and in religion. As usual the prose flows along smoothly to the tale’s surprising,Continue reading “I Held One Back”