Our Sister-In-Law Remembers A Lot

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 rosรฉ 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,.


  1. Ah yes, I revisited the brown velvet suit incident and found it just as amusing second time round – we can’t really be surprised that your knees gave out in the end can we? I think those fans are a splendid idea for the heat!

  2. Wonderful photos! Sweet day with new memories made! Beautiful faces and smiles! ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s good to have a family member who remembers all of the stories! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I have a few of those family members and they even remember those stories we-kids might have agreed not to share with our mum or dad! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…like the flowers and plants, we human-beans need to learn go with the flow and remain strong during the “stormy” times of life.

  3. Nugget certainly seems to be earning his keep! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope he has somewhere to stay safe from those storms?

    I think the day-lilies were just leaning forward so they could show-off more in the sunlight.

    Hope your weather becomes a little more clement which will hopefully leave people feeling a little more gruntled than does the high humidity. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Everything looks great there. Here, we’re in our usual summertime steam-bath. It rains, then sun comes out to evaporate it – then it pours and starts all over again. The Vikings must have visited Florida years ago and it helped to develop the sauna!!

  5. I was telling a friend about Nugget yesterday. I’m glad he’s continuing to offer advice. I love the fans and portraits.
    I had to go back to re-read the velvet suit incident–quite amazing that you weren’t badly injured!

  6. My gosh, what a story. Made me laugh out loud even though I’m sure it wasn’t funny to go through the experience. I am also amazed you weren’t injured. Also, you’re mother’s ingenuity is impressive. Hats off to her! (On another subject…I am now reading “Sweet Thames Run Softly.” A beauty of a book.)

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