Early this afternoon, our neighbour, Gordon, visited. We enjoyed a convivial conversation in which he expressed pleasure to hear that the article he had given me from a 1928 edition of The Mansfield and Sutton Times had appeared in my post ‘Patent Love’.
Later, I scanned the next four of Charles Keeping’s inimitable illustrations to ‘Dombey and Son’.
‘She lay like a horrible doll that had tumbled down’
‘Miss Tox took him on her lap’
‘Pinning him by the legs, the children claimed him as their friend’
‘Their heads all but touching, in their hurry and decrepitude’
The organisers of Byron Road Christmas decorations in Barton on Sea have this year dedicated their annual fundraising display to
We made our visit after dark this afternoon.
This evening we dined on well cooked pork chops with apple sauce; baby new boiled potatoes; crunchy carrots; and firm broccoli and cauliflower, with meaty gravy. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Macon.