Pauline’s Lightcatcher In Its Rightful Place

On a dull day we – mostly Jackie – spent time returning the kitchen to normal. Mrs Knight had washed, ironed, and now rehung the curtains. The glasses cupboard had its doors reinstalled and its contents brought back in from the library. The table returned to its normal position.

A number of bloggers, including us, have been beneficiaries of the late Pauline King’s delightful light catchers. It was therefore a priority for it be back in its rightful place hanging from the centre of the main window ready for when the sun shines again.

This afternoon I watched Television broadcasts of the Six Nations Rugby matches between England and Italy, and between Scotland and Wales.

During intervals I read the next three chapters of ‘Little Dorrit’ and, after dinner, scanned three more of Charles Keeping’s illustrations.

‘The History of a Self Tormentor’ uses Dickens’s device of employing a letter to progress the narrative.

The image of ‘Canalletto dropped on one knee’, with the backward tilt of the body displays the artist’s mastery of movement in the human form.

‘Affery headed the exploring party,’ each member of which is recognisable from Keeping’s earlier portraits. This image is cleverly framed by the sinuous candle smoke.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s toothsome sausages in red wine; creamy mashed potatoes; piquant cauliflower cheese; soft broad beans; and crunchy carrots, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Cabernet Sauvignon.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

79 thoughts on “Pauline’s Lightcatcher In Its Rightful Place

  1. The sun on Pauline’s suncatcher will be a lovely sight for you to enjoy.

    Jackie in particular must be so pleased with the lovely newly refurbished kitchen. It loks very welcoming.

    Happy Valentine’s day to both of you.

    Mr Keeping was so talented.

  2. Apart from the delightful light catcher and the illustrations I had quite a laugh for making a mistake and misreading ‘toothsome sausages’. I wondered for a while over ‘toothpaste sausages’.

  3. I never had the pleasure of getting to know Pauline, though we crossed paths from time to time. I am glad her spirit and memories live on in the blogging community and in these beautiful light catchers. Your light catcher looks perfect in its place in that beautifully remodeled kitchen. ❀

  4. Your kitchen is beautiful! Good work, Jackie, at getting everything put together!
    Pauline’s light-catcher is lovely and will bring you joy in her memory! She will sparkle through and visit you on sunny days πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) Happy Valentines Day if you celebrate! ❀ ❀

  5. I skip the Italy matches now. It is a shame but they are not worth watching as a competition. Great National Anthem though, probably best of the six in this order Italy, Ireland, Wales, France, Scotland, England.

  6. also, I sent you an email – πŸ™‚ and looking forward to connecting a little more over Little Dorrit – hope your week is off to a nice start πŸ™‚

      1. Okay – and I want to slightly modify the mini interview with you –
        I think Little Dorrit should only be part of what we share – we should also add other things – like the garden and other books and your photography – ?? we can communicate more via email and maybe have the post go out later this month

      2. yes – that sounds perfect – and thanks for being flexible – I think it will turn out way better this way – ttys

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