Focus On The Windscreen

Nick Hayter visited this morning to assess the post-refurbishment decorating work he is to undertake. We enjoyed his usual pleasant conversation. The unconsolable skies shed continuous profuse tears throughout the afternoon, which we began with a trip to the Lymington Post Office collection office to claim a parcel undelivered because of a shortage of £2Continue reading “Focus On The Windscreen”

Keeping Pulls No Punches

On a cold and drizzly day we did not mind having to stay in for Ronan of Tom Sutton Heating who came to service our boiler. I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/01/06/a-knights-tale-89-sams-first-cut/ This afternoon I scanned the next four of Charles Keeping’s powerful illustrations to “A Tale of Two Cities” in which he pulls no punches. ‘Such awfulContinue reading “Keeping Pulls No Punches”

Dozing Over Dickens

Staying up until after midnight last night rendered today soporific and inducing extreme somnolence. I dozed over ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. After I resurfaced Jackie and I enjoyed reminiscing with Becky, which always offers similar stories from our different perspectives, and revelations from our daughter’s childhood. Later, I scanned three more of Charles Keeping’sContinue reading “Dozing Over Dickens”

‘What Has Gone Wrong?’

This afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/12/29/a-knights-tale-84-charles-and-betty/ Afterwards, having read enough more of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, I scanned another five of Charles Keeping’s extremely expressive illustrations to this Dickens novel. ‘Father and son, looking silently on at the morning traffic’ ‘ ‘How say you? Are they very like each other?’ ‘ ‘Both resorted to theContinue reading “‘What Has Gone Wrong?’”

The Sun Must Be Over The Yardarm

Elizabeth paid us a visit just as we were settling down with lunch and an antiques programme. She declined to join us but was happy to make herself a coffee while we turned off the TV and enjoyed a chat and an exchange of presents to be placed under our respective Christmas trees. Afterwards IContinue reading “The Sun Must Be Over The Yardarm”