I felt so much better today that I was beginning to get itchy feet, especially when Jackie and Flo went for a shopping trip this afternoon. Common sense prevailed and I stayed at home and read four more chapters of ‘Bleak House’.
Earlier, I had posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/04/06/a-knights-tale-123-nearing-leicester/
Later, I scanned the next set of Charles Keeping’s inimitable illustrations to Dickens’s novel.
‘Near journey’s end’ is startlingly accurate.
‘A very quiet night’ demonstrates the artist’s ease with architecture.
In ‘Mr Bucket takes Quebec and Malta on his knees’ the child’s expression displays her doubt about the unusual attention from a virtual stranger.
A mother’s tenderness is portrayed in ‘I used to lay my small namesake in her arms’
This evening we dined on Jackie’s wholesome cottage pie with sautéed potato topping; crunchy carrots, firm broccoli, and tender runner beans, followed by rice pudding which, having been left in my charge, needed a certain amount of revivification.