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We had a very enjoyable time yesterday evening at Vicki and Barrie’s Golden Wedding Celebrations, organised by their children and grandchildren.
Pop records and TV adverts from 1967 were played on a monitor. Son, Steve, conducted a spoof ‘Mr and Mrs’ programme that his parents entered into with gusto.Oral tributes were made. The septuagenarians nimbly led the dancing.
A plentiful, varied, and fresh, cold buffet was supplied and we were invited to bring anything stronger than the soft cold drinks, or tea and coffee. We shared the bottle of Prosecco we had won at Ron’s party quiz.
The couple’s daughter, Angie took photographs on her mobile phone, and will e-mail me the results so I can add them to this post.
Late this morning, I watched yesterday’s recorded rugby matches between Scotland and New Zealand, and between England and Australia.
While I watched telly, Jackie tended plants in the greenhouse.
She is nurturing pelargoniums
of the more tender variety,
as still do antirrhinums,
and somewhat battered Red Admirals.
Jackie has given the Kitchen Bed’s urn its winter planting.
In addition to roses we have, in the Rose Garden, clematis Duchess of Albany, her skin taking on the quality of parchment,
Hydrangeas take on autumnal hues.
When I sat down to upload the above pictures, my Apple invited me to upload the latest operating system. I attempted to do this. An error occurred in this. The system is locked and I can’t do anything more with the computer. I had to give up, and eventually used the Microsoft laptop. Windows 10 has changed everything about importing pictures since I last used it, and it wasn’t easy to get my head round.
Off we then drove to Hatchet Pond in an effort to calm me down.
Not long before sunset
swans trailed their wake.
The pond reflected
rapidly turning red.
A jet plane streaked into the foaming flames.
So many photographers were now lined up that this seemed like rush hour on the railways.
The treatment worked. I retained my equanimity.
This evening Jackie produced succulent roast pork served on a bed of peppers and onions, accompnied by roast potatoes, carrots, and Brussels sprouts. I drank Concha y Toro cabernet sauvignon 2016.