This morning we retied roses loosened by the recent winds.
Nugget offered encouragement from various vantage points, such as this fence from which he could inspect the work on
Crown Princess Margareta. He nipped onto the path to present his opinion to Jackie. Here she responds to him.
For lunch we visited Elizabeth’s home where we joined Frances, Danni, and Ella. Paul Redmond arrived later. We enjoyed cold meats, cheeses, and salad followed by cakes and biscuits. Red, white and non alcoholic rosé wines were imbibed. Teas and coffees came later.
Elizabeth, Frances, Jackie,
Paul, and I conversed while Ella slept and Danni dozed.
On this hot and humid day Jackie and Frances made use of fluttering fans.
By coincidence, Frances and Paul had both spent some of their childhood years as “Singapore ’50s Ex-Pats”, about which they reminisced.
We got onto motoring stories. Suddenly Frances began giggling. When asked why, she forced me to recount the story of the “Death Of The Brown Velvet Suit”. Our sister-in-law remembers a lot.
This morning we had a debate about these lilies, knocked sideways by the storms. I liked their new arrangement and photographed it.
This evening the Head Gardener staked them up, then we nibbled on prawn snacks with which she drank Blue Moon and I drank fizzy water,.