With our dry heat now reaching 30C we carried out watering this afternoon before retreating indoors where I posted: https://derrickjknight.com/2021/09/07/a-knights-tale-29-early-interviews/ ,
read more of Dickens’s Our Mutual friend and scanned the next five of Charles Keeping’s Inimitable illustrations.
‘The objectionable Sloppy’
‘She folded her hand round Lizzie’s neck, and rocked herself on Lizzie’s breast’
‘Riderhood looked amazedly from his visitor to his daughter’
‘Betty Higden gravely shook her head’
Early this evening as we sat drinking water and Diet Coke on the decking the unrelenting sun beat down so hard that all was silent.
A wood pigeon confused its claws with fleur-de-lys.
Sunlight dazzled a spider which dropped its dangling prey;
after which Jackie photographed it on its trapeze.
This evening we dined on pork shoulder steaks; tasty gravy; fried onions and mushrooms; crisp Yorkshire puddings; boiled new potatoes; firm carrots and cauliflower, with which neither of us imbibed.