Another gloomy day and a joyful batch of rediscovered colour slides. The morning’s task – obviously – was to scan them.
These are from Nottingham’s Race for Life in June 2006.
Daughter-in-Law, Heidi is the tall woman in the centre of the throng gathering for the off.
Louisa, Gemma S, Heidi, and Emily raring to go; Gemma and Louisa taking on early refreshments.
Confident granddaughter, Emily, two months after representing Croydon in the Mini London Marathon, meant serious business.
Louisa and her friend, Gemma, were out to have fun, as well as
raise funds for Cancer Research in honour of Gemma’s Dad and Louisa’s mother who was also Heidi’s mother-in-law, and Emily’s grandmother.
Like her daughter, Heidi was comfortable throughout.
It was perhaps a little tougher for some.
Here, the ladies proudly sport their medals. Gemma was Gemma B on the day. She would soon marry Paul S, who stands beside her, as Louisa would soon marry Errol, standing beside her.
This afternoon’s scanning was of the next four ‘Little Dorrit’ illustrations by Charles Keeping.
‘Minnie was there, alone’, giving the artist an opportunity for a romantic, bucolic, scene;
while, in ‘She started up suddenly, with a half-scream’, and ‘Mr Flintwinch gravely pledged him’, we recognise the book’s most evil character (adopting an alias) and the elderly couple from their earlier manifestations.
‘She bounced across to the opposite pavement’ depicts the haughtiness of Little Dorrit’s sister taking offence at the humbler young woman’s escorting a pauper.
This evening we dined on well-baked pork chops topped with almond flakes; sage and onion stuffing; crisp Yorkshire pudding; roast potatoes and parsnips; firm carrots and cauliflower; tender cabbage and runner beans, with spicy gravy. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank Réserve de Bonpas 2019.