Jackie photographed nicotiana and petunias on her way to the Rose Garden, where
she attempted to don the Festive Jewel.
Nugget is beginning to fly into the trees and shout his warning message to what we think is a distant emerging territorial rival.
“Where’s Nugget?” (7a) in this picture, taken when he dropped down to join the Head Gardener in her weeding.
The rest of the photographs are Jackie’s. Swooping on every available prey he kept her close company,
as she cleared weeds from the beds
and the stepping stones.
Having given a clue above, Jackie offers her own “Where’s Nugget?” (7)
The Assistant Photographer achieved the impossible early this morning by watching the best cricket of the day. Can you join her?
I, on the other hand, listened to BBC’s broadcast of the second day of the third Ashes Test match.
Becky and Ian returned home to Southbourne this afternoon.
This evening Jackie and I dined on succulent pork chops in mustard, brown sugar, and toasted almonds; creamy mashed potatoes: tangy ratatouille; crunchy carrots and broccoli; and tender runner beans. I drank Saint-Chinian 2016. The Culinary Queen had finished her Hoegaarden on the patio beforehand.