“I Suppose You Want Me To Go Outside…”

I invariably begin the day a couple of hours or so before anyone else emerges from bed. This time is devoted to reading and commenting on other people’s posts, and responding to visitors comments on mine.

Sometimes I am distracted by views through the window. Unfortunately the design of the double glazing system does not allow the casements to open properly, if at all. This makes photography difficult. So it was this morning. I was bemoaning the fact that I could only reproduce the image I was seeing through the glass. “I suppose you want me to go outside and clean that window,” stated our Maintenance Department.

That seemed a good idea, so Jackie stepped outside to do the honours,

enabling me to produce the pictures I wanted.

Later, hair and arms decorated willingly by petal confetti, and less welcome by thorn-pricked tattoos, I completed yesterday’s work on FΓ©licitΓ© PerpΓ©tue.

This afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/07/04/a-knights-tale-143-the-holiday-venue/

It was a favourite treat for Flo as a child to eat at a Harvester pub. This therefore is what we did this evening – in the Cat and Fiddle at Hinton Admiral. All was as good as we remembered it. After plentiful fresh salad from the bar Flo enjoyed rump steak, chips, peas, and onion rings; Jackie enjoyed katsu curry; I rather rashly chose the ultimate mixed grill consisting of an 8 oz rump steak, gammon steak, 1/4 chicken, a meaty rack of ribs, two large sausages, two slices of black pudding, 2 mushrooms, 1/2 tomato, a very large thimble of peas, a bucket of chips, and two fried eggs, sunny side up. While the others watched I managed to eat everything except half the chips, the tail end of a sausage, and one pea. Flo’s dessert was a Belgian waffle with toffee sauce, and Jackie’s was ice cream with toffee sauce. I just begged for mercy. I drank Marston’s ale, Flo drank water, and Jackie drank Diet Coke.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

86 thoughts on ““I Suppose You Want Me To Go Outside…”

  1. Jackie is a much better sport than I would ever be-I’d have told you to do it yourself (with may be few choice adjectives added for effect). You dinner sounded like too much just from the description. Pictures are lovely by the way.

  2. “the ultimate mixed grill” is on the very edge of the unbelievable. It is an amazing thing to offer in a restaurant and even more amazing that people can come so close to finishing it. Well done, Derrick! That was a real achievement!!

  3. It seems you tried to frame Jackie, Well, almost. If it had been the window on the second floor, would Jackie do the honours then? I hope not.

    I don’t think you need to eat a meal for a week. πŸ˜‰

  4. Cleaning one window can be fun – to be able to see clearly. Still, I marvel at Jackie’s energy. The Fuchsia Delta’s Sarah is exquisite!

  5. Cleaning windows is on my list … I’ll get there eventually. Meanwhile I can appreciate your enjoyment of being able to see through yours clearly πŸ™‚

  6. Well, a growing lad needs a good feed from time to time, doesn’t he?

    I do like your fuschias, they are such attractive blossoms.

  7. Beautiful Jackie worked so the rest of us could enjoy the view! Thank you, Jackie! πŸ™‚
    What a wonderful hearty meal! That be A LOT of food!!!! Did you take the one pea home to eat later?! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€
    (((HUGS))) ❀️

  8. Jackie has cleaned the window to a sparkle, as is vouched by the excellent photo of Fuchsia Delta’s Sarah, not to speak of the delightful portrait of Jackie from behind the glass window. You seem to have eaten to your heart’s content at Flo’s favourite pub.

  9. Lovely! The flowers and Jackie! Are those fuschias or something else? So what is black pudding? is it something with innards in it? If so, you don’ t need to describe it!

  10. Jackie is just as much into this blog as you are – therefore, keeping the windows clean to facilitate photographing her hard work in the garden is pretty much justified by the results. Good on yer both!

  11. Oh my goodness! That meal of yours sounded like enough to feed the table full of diners! Did they roll you out on a stretcher? BTW, I love that chosen cover photo of the fuschia. (sp?) … we had them in our front yard when we lived in San Mateo (outside San Francisco) with the ocean influence. I love ’em!!

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