On a bright, sunny, and cool morning I wandered around the garden with the camera.
Most of the camellia bushes are now in bloom, and even
Shropshire Lad has hung on for Christmas.
Sam, Holly, Malachi, and Orlaith phoned from Australia and Louisa, Errol, Jessica, and Imogen Facetimed from Nottingham.
Louisa sent me a mobile screenshot of me admiring the turkey she had just taken out of the oven. Fortunately Becky was on hand to transfer the e-mail to my computer. She and Ian, Mat, Tess, and Poppy, had come for exchange of presents and Jackie’s Christmas dinner.
Among other gifts Becky gave me this book. She had amended the title with the 101 sticker, and inserted
in the appropriate place her analysis of her Book of Seasons, the full version of which appears at https://derrickjknight.com/2014/02/21/beckys-book/ Her last paragraph demonstrates a perfect understanding of the work.
One of my presents to Jackie was a pig for the garden.
She found time to nip outside and photograph the sunset.
Jackie’s splendid Christmas dinner was enjoyed by us all. We drank Prosecco while we we consumed more varieties than could be contained on the table. Apart from what is displayed here there were roast potatoes in the oven.