This morning I received my Covid vaccine invitation in the post and booked my appointments at a centre less than eight miles away by telephone. The first jab will be in one week’s time. The whole process went very smoothly. The service has been quick and efficient.
I have now read the first 6 chapter’s of ‘Little Dorrit’ and this afternoon scanned five more of Charles Keeping’s drawings.
The artist faithfully describes Miss Wade’s appearance and aloof manner;
his rendering of the Clennam home is most evocative of a neglected edifice;
the diminutive Mr Flintwinch shakes his much taller wife out of a nightmare;
our first sighting of our eponymous character is rendered exactly as the author described;
‘the Father of the Marshalsea’ enjoys a good number of perks from departing residents.
This evening we dined on Mr Chan’s excellent Hordle Chinese Take Away fare, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I enjoyed a Recital encore.