Resting My Leg

Forced to rest my injured leg, this afternoon I published

then read a good chunk of V.S. Naipaul’s ‘A Way in the World’.

This evening we dined on Mr Pink’s fish, chips, Garner’s Pickled Onions and Mrs Elwood’s Pickled Cucumbers, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden, I drank London Pride, Flo drank Lipton’s iced tea, and Dillon drank Fanta.


  1. I’m not wanting Fish and Chips, big time. I love a good one, where the fish is tender and fresh, and the fried part is light and not greasy. I bet they’re great at Mr. Pink’s. Hope your leg heals quickly, and in the meantime, enjoy some “down” time.

  2. I hope your leg feels much better soon, Derrick! I doubt that the fish and chips we have over here are as good as British fish and chips. Yummy! ??❤️

    1. Never fly-half. You may know I injured a shoulder playing when I was 18 and it has never really recovered. I tried an osteopath in Newark some years later. He was a fly-half. As he tweaked my neck he said “second row, weren’t you?” “Yes”, I replied. “Deserve all you get” he exclaimed, giving it a good wrench.

  3. So glad you are resting your leg! I hope it is healed soon!
    YAY for blogging! YAY for a book to read!! YAY for fish and chips!!! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️
    “You can’t go wrong with fish and chips.” – M. J. Sandel
    “When you rest, you catch your breath and it holds you up, like water wings…” – Anne Lamott
    Husband: “I rang the wife last night after work to say I’d pick up Fish and Chips on the way home.
    I was met with a stony silence. Something tells me that she’s beginning to regret letting me name the twins.” 😀 😛

  4. Aren’t you supposed to drink beer with ‘Fish and Chips’? And it better was served wrapped in newspaper. Don’t you dare kill all my British memories at once. ?? (Glad you are resting your leg)

  5. I’m sorry about the leg. It’s strange how sore leg can limit your ability to host. My knee does the same. I am reading Ishiguro at the moment- Never let me go.

    1. It is indeed – even the smallest bit of the body can hamper one. I have ‘A Pale View of Hills’ – I’ll read that next – it is good when someone’s words act as a prompt.

  6. and does Mr Pink exist – or has he retired and gone off to green pastures – rest that leg along with that body, you will as good as new real soon

    1. Thank you very much, Catherine. That is a good question. As it is a family run business I imagine he must at least have founded it. In my early blogging days I had a reader who was married to a Mr Pink

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