Rained Off

With steady rain and strong winds returning today, as we splashed our way along Christchurch Road dodging spray from our own and passing cars to New Milton we were rather regretting it was to be a packed morning, beginning with a dental hygienist session at 9.30; followed by collecting dry cleaning from White’s while trying to keep it that way as I carried it across the road back to Morrison’s car park; a brief brunch at Quench which – no doubt because market day appeared to have been rained off – was virtually empty, allowing us to be served quickly enough to finish with another encouraging chiropractic session resulting in a three week interval before the next one.

During the afternoon I made progress on my re-reading of ‘Germinal’ by Emile Zola,

This evening we all dined on Jackie’s nutritious chicken and vegetable stewp and fresh bread with which I drank Corte Aurelio Nero d’Avola 2022 and Ian drank Hoegaarden.


  1. I’m glad all the appointments went well and you you returned home safe and sound without getting washed away! Such a comfort to come home to a good book and a delicious dinner 🙂

  2. I was very moved by ‘Germinal’ when I read it the first time and even more so the second time. You make your day sound bleak: instead, think of all the important ticks on the to-do list and relish the fact that you came home to good food and a good book.

  3. So glad the chiro sessions are helping!
    YAY for a day of getting a lot accomplished! Ooh…and good readin’ and great eatin’! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. Glad you are not floating away Derrick… our road flooded with a drain bursting over today, it couldn’t take the water, We were lucky our neighbours driveway and front garden not so… Great weather for Ducks..
    Have a good weekend Derrick xx <3

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