“They’ll All Disappear Quickly Into The Woodland”

After dropping off our menu choices at Karen and Barry’s home in Pennington on this cool morning of clear blue skies and bright sunshine we continued for a forest drive. Along Wilverley Road we stopped beside Setthorn’s campsite where a sylvan sprite had forged a heart in the trunk of a woodland oak. Immediately oppositeContinue reading ““They’ll All Disappear Quickly Into The Woodland””

“Brother Jack Can’t Hold His Head Up Yet”

This morning I scanned the next six of Charle Keeping’s illustrations to ‘Dombey and Son’ – each one an example of the artist’s mastery of of mood in portraiture. ‘Mr Dombey, leading Mrs Dombey by the hand’ ‘A stoical gentleman in a shaggy white greatcoat’ ‘She sat down upon a heap of stones’ ‘ ‘LetContinue reading ““Brother Jack Can’t Hold His Head Up Yet””

Patent Love

Our neighbour, Gordon, who lives in Old Rode House, Downton Lane, this morning gave us this typed version of an article from The Mansfield and Sutton Times of 29th June 1928: The highlighted paragraph is the one that specifically features our little hamlet, and is, incidentally evidence that our house was certainly built before theContinue reading “Patent Love”

We Needed The Horse Whisperer

On an only slightly cooler morning with the sun coming in and out, after a trip to the pharmacy at Milford on Sea we took drive along the coast before continuing inland. A slight haze lay across the Isle of Wight while choppy waves slid back and forth on the wet shingle; sunlight stars glintedContinue reading “We Needed The Horse Whisperer”

This Last Afternoon Of November

David Chesworth, who understands the degrees of family relationships, and knows he is my second cousin once removed, this morning sent me his version of yesterday’s sunset that he named Le Dragon. I really do think I finished with the paperwork today as I emptied the second little cabinet that stood beside my desk, andContinue reading “This Last Afternoon Of November”

Sunset Is For The Birds

This morning I emptied a small cabinet of drawers which stood beside my desk. Some of the contents needed shredding, some were binned, and some found homes in our new cupboards. I then tackled two public bodies who I can only reach on line. I won’t bore you with the details of these, save toContinue reading “Sunset Is For The Birds”

A Little Hot

The morning was spent completing the clearance of paperwork prompted by our refurbishment. The last to go was documentation from my Limited Company going back two decades. Two more general cabinets to be emptied and we will be done. This afternoon I published https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/28/a-knights-tale-71-chinese-boxes/ Some of the illustrations to this were colour slides from theContinue reading “A Little Hot”

Last Hours Of The Day

While the overnight gale continued to rant, rave, and spatter our windows we spent the morning continuing the decluttering prompted by our domestic refurbishment. I made considerable headway in dispensing with decades of paperwork. Late this afternoon, when the wind and the rain desisted, we rewarded ourselves with a forest drive. At the corner ofContinue reading “Last Hours Of The Day”

Time For A Woodland Drive

Early this morning Richard and Al of Kitchen Makers visited to cut the bottom off the new inner door and return it to its position. They brought a trestle in order to measure and cut the door in the front garden. Before they put back the door, they carried the long case clock into theContinue reading “Time For A Woodland Drive”