Florence Is Regaining Fiveways

Martin had a skip delivered yesterday to take the rubbish from the patio project. After lunch

I transported some of the rubbish surrounding Florence sculpture

to add to the container

Later I spent more enjoyable time working on archive posts. This involved adding photographs and header pictures to


Having reached 24th of June 2012 I came to the point where posts seem to have recovered spontaneously. However I will continue to peruse them to make sure. This is where the enjoyment comes in. My early posts, before https://derrickjknight.com/2012/06/24/choosing-a-camera/ have even provided me with entertainment.

This evening we all dined on succulent roast lamb; sage and onion stuffing; roasted normal and sweet potatoes; crunchy carrots; firm Brussels, broccoli and cauliflower, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of The Guv’nor.


  1. After GP’s comment, I had to go look at the 50-60 something you. Very droll tale. You looked quite youthful. Sounds like today was one of those wonderful days where things get accomplished without an excess of stress. Those days are wonderful to enjoy.

  2. I wish we would call a “dumpster” a skip, I despise that name! I’m glad that you have recovered more photos and posts, Derrick. โค๏ธ

    1. I prefer the British word “binman” for what we call “garbageman” over here. It sounds more respectful of these hardworking and underpaid individuals.

      1. I agree! I am fascinated with the UK and feel like they are a part of my country I’ve never seen. Their government is as bad as ours based on the comments I receive from those in the UK I follow. Same crap across the Atlantic.Atlantic

  3. ‘Skip’ is another British word I didn’t know. For me, ‘skip’ always has been a verb. Here’s what I found:

    “A skep was originally the name for a straw beehive. The word ‘skep’ meant ‘basket’ and comes from the Late Old English word ‘sceppe’, or from Old Norse ‘skeppa’, which also meant ‘basket’.

    The term skep was adopted in cotton mills and coal mines in relation to the large containers used in both industries; eventually ‘skep’ morphed into ‘skip’ in the coal mines.

    In the 1920s, skip-like lorries appeared on UK streets to collect household and business waste. The 1960s saw the widespread introduction of the business and domestic skip hire indrustry we’re all familiar with.”

    1. Thank you so much for this etymology, Linda. I good addition to my knowledge and to the post.

  4. YAY for the good work getting done! I’m sure Florence is happy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› Ha! ๐Ÿ™‚ A good sorting, cleaning, and donating can lift one’s spirit! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ

  5. Intrigued by the word “skip.” It looks like what we call a drop box. We live in a town with a dump that you can drive to, so Charlie routinely piles stuff in the car and takes it there.

    1. We have that facility, too, Elizabeth, but this was far too much for that. I understand Americans call it a dumpster. Thanks very much

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