An Evocation

After yesterday’s long trip we took it easy today. I finished reading The front and back of the jacket are from a painting by the author’s father, Ulric van den Bogaerde created in 1934. In this book Dirk Bogarde returns to the years from 1927 to 1934 visited fleetingly in the first part of hisContinue reading “An Evocation”

Backcloth

Yesterday evening I finished reading ‘Backcloth’, the fourth in Dirk Bogarde’s series of memoirs. In the 1980s, when the books were first published, I managed to miss this one which, produced by Viking, appeared in 1986. My copy is Bloomsbury’s paperback issue of 2013. The author has further developed themes introduced in the first threeContinue reading “Backcloth”

Pink Seas

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Yesterday I finished reading ‘An Orderly Man’, the third volume of Dirk Bogarde’s autobiography. Incidentally, Elizabeth informs me that these first editions fetch up to £150Continue reading “Pink Seas”

Snakes And Ladders

TO ENLARGE THE IMAGE CLICK ON IT. THIS MAY BE REPEATED FOR FURTHER ENLARGEMENT Unfortunately my internet problem has not been fully resolved. Although my own laptop had been judged innocent yesterday, it devoured 10 GB of data in less than an hour this morning, when I was answering comments on my blog. There wasContinue reading “Snakes And Ladders”

Autumn Reflection

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT https://www.favouritetable.com/East-Sussex/The-Gun describes The Gun at Chiddingly as ‘A delightful 15th-century pub that simply oozing charm and atmosphere situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside directlyContinue reading “Autumn Reflection”

A Postillion Struck By Lightning

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE GROUP TO ACCESS THE GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Yesterday evening Shelly produced a splendid roast beef dinner, complete with Yorkshire pudding and perfectly cooked roast potatoes and parsnips, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, and swede;Continue reading “A Postillion Struck By Lightning”