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 of the Head of the River boat race rowed to Putney.
and Alice brought their parents along from Croydon.
Louisa came down from Newark,
and offered Sam and the rest of the Wadham eight help and encouragement in launching their boat.
Our vantage point for watching the race was Hammersmith Bridge. The ladies perched above while I photographed the action from the railings below.
First the leaders came into sight;
soon afterwards I looked down on the Wadham eight and their nearest rivals.
In May this year the bridge, opened on 11th June 1887, was closed for refurbishment.
It was soon closed indefinitely to traffic because of cracks discovered during these investigations.
This evening I dined on another helping of Jackie’s delicious braised beef, mushrooms, and peppers in red wine; creamy mashed potatoes; tender spring greens, and, this time. crunchy carrots. I had been puzzled yesterday because the Culinary Queen had included carrots on her Post It note. Today I found them at the bottom of the pot containing the greens.