A Dreary Day

On this determinedly dismal-dark, dank-drizzle day we visited Mum at Woodpeckers where she seemed cheerful and well; then returned home for lunch, after which I spent the afternoon reading a further 145 pages of Aldous Huxley’s “Eyeless in Gaza”, taking me somewhere short of half way.

For dinner this evening Jackie produced crisp skinned succulent duck breasts served with moist ratatouille; well cooked Yorkshire pudding; creamy mashed potatoes and swede; crunchy carrots, cauliflower, and green beans, with thick, meaty gravy. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank a red Corbieres from 2017


  1. We’re with you on the dreary day today! But that’s OK – yesterday I quit work early & was out in the garden by 1:00.
    Glad to hear that your mum is doing well. And tell Jackie that dinner looks &sounds amazing!

  2. It’s been raining here all day–the remains of the hurricane that hit New Orleans yesterday–but thankfully without the wind. Your dinner looks like a bright and hearty meal–perfect to chase away your dismal, dreary day.

  3. OH!!! I’m so so SO glad you got to visit your Mum! I love hearing that she is cheerful and well! πŸ™‚ YAY! πŸ™‚
    Visiting, eating, reading…all good on a dreary day! πŸ™‚
    Hats off, applauding, two thumbs up, and giving a curtsy to Jackie on that delicious looking meal!!! πŸ˜‰ Every day she brings the β˜€οΈ !!! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. The description of the day is perfect, augmented by the alliteration. Food photos drive home the deliciousness of dinner.
    It’s so kind of you to keep meeting your mom in all kinds of weather! It’s wonderful to learn she is her usual unflustered self.

  5. And the wet and dreary days continue.
    I’m glad your mum is keeping well.
    Supper looks delicious as always. Tonight mine will be a treat – Chinese takeaway to be shared with my son.

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