A Birthday Bunch

It being Jackie’s birthday today I collected a few photographs In the cool, diffused, early light.

At 5 a.m. the direct sun only reached the front garden.

For diffusion I chose a random walk around the back. Each image bears a title in the gallery.

This afternoon Helen visited bearing gifts; she was soon joined by Becky and Ian on the same errand, who accompanied Jackie and me later to dine at Rokali’s where they were as impressed as we are. My main meal was Naga Chilli lamb and special rice. We shared onion bahjis, and puris. Ian and I drank Kingfisher; Becky and Jackie drank Diet Coke.

Before going out we enjoyed a Messenger Video chat with Flo and Ellie, which was great fun.


  1. It is good to know that Jackie enjoyed a happy birthday 🙂 🙂 The flowers you have photographed look so pretty.

  2. Happy Birthday, beautiful Jackie! Glad you had such a wonderful day of fun and celebration!
    I’m so glad you two got to chat with Miss Ellie! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) and much love!!!

  3. Happy Birthday, Jackie! And thank you for sharing those beautiful garden flowers with readers, Derrick!

    How are little Ellie doing and her parents doing in their new home?

    1. Thanks very much from each of us, Lavinia. They are very happy. We have had a couple of Messenger chats, and Ellie still recognises us 🙂

  4. Beautiful images and so early in the day.
    A very Happy Birthday, Jackie, I feel certain you enjoyed your day. xx 🙂

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