Dozing Over Dickens

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 ch√Ęteau 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.