The Golden Cockerel Press was an English fine press operating between 1920 and 1961. Its history and further information can be found in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Cockerel_Press.
Tapster’s Tapestry is a little gem of satirical phantasy published in 1938 which I finished reading last night. These two illustrations are of the title page and the jacket, repeating one of the full page illustrations and made of stiff cartridge paper, still intact after 82 years.
Gwenda Morgan’s illustrations are good examples of her period.
As we left the house for a forest drive this afternoon we admired the tenacity of this strongly scented climbing rose clinging to life suspended by a stem broken by the recent storm Alex.
Today was unseasonably warm with sunshine and showers subject to fast moving clouds photographed at various autumnal locations including
and Forest Road
with its now replenished reflective pools.
Ponies enhanced the landscape on the road to Burley
where curly tailed piglets buried their snuffling, snorting, snouts in their frantic competitive foraging for acorns.
I am delighted to report that there was plenty of Jackie’s chicken and leek pie for another sitting served with crisp roast potatoes; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; tender cabbage, and meaty gravy. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank Montpeyroux Recital 2018.