Staying up until after midnight last night rendered today soporific and inducing extreme somnolence.
I dozed over ‘A Tale of Two Cities’.
After I resurfaced Jackie and I enjoyed reminiscing with Becky, which always offers similar stories from our different perspectives, and revelations from our daughter’s childhood.
Later, I scanned three more of Charles Keeping’s telling illustrations.
‘Mr Lorry and Miss Press almost looked like accomplices in a horrible crime’
‘In the ocean of faces…..’
‘The château was left to itself to flame and burn’
This evening we dined on Red Chilli’s excellent takeaway fare. My main course was Tiger Prawn Dhansak; Jackie’s, Sag Chicken; Ian’s Chicken Tikka Masala, and Becky’s Chicken Curry. We shared poppadoms, onion bhajis; paneer tikka, pilau and special fried rices, and garlic naan. I drank Cobra; Jackie drank Hoegaarden; Ian, San Miguel; and Becky, Zesty followed by a complimentary, which is what we call Baileys – often given as a complimentary drink in an Indian restaurant.