Late Afternoon Sun

An early end to the Test match and rain falling for most of the day prompted me to read eight more chapters of ‘Little Dorrit’, and consequently to scan eight more of Charles Keeping’s excellent illustrations. ‘Mrs Sparkler began to wonder how long the master-mind meant to stay’ is another two page spread. ‘Lying inContinue reading “Late Afternoon Sun”

Happy New Year!

Early on what would prove to be the brightest part of the day, Jackie disappeared into the garden and returned with a range of frosty photographs, each of which is identified upon accessing the gallery by clicking on any image. By the time we drove out to Elizabeth’s to wish her a socially distanced theContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Damp Decorations

I am not given to blowing my own trumpet but when, having printed off all the photographs of spaghetti that I had taken yesterday, I got the television going this morning I may have repeated “I done it” more often than was absolutely necessary. This prompted Jackie to reciprocate at every opportunity. We are not,Continue reading “Damp Decorations”

Colour Coordinated

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED We are in the midst of a fortnight of predicted rainy days. at 8.35 this morning it was necessary to employ flash to photograph the weather gauge puddle in the gutter outside our front garden, and the delightfully resilient winter flowering cherry that, at this rateContinue reading “Colour Coordinated”

‘Strike While The Iron’s Hot…….’

A comment from my blogging friend, Mary Tang, on yesterday’s post led me to contemplate first names. Mary has met many people who share her prenomen. Apart from my Uncle Derrick, I have only come across three others who share my spelling. Strangely enough, they also all had the same surname. The first Derrick KnightContinue reading “‘Strike While The Iron’s Hot…….’”

Reflecting On Centuries Of Building

Jackie drove me to and from New Milton for me to travel to The Tas Turkish restaurant in The Cut to lunch with Carol. For a little variety I walked from Waterloo Station through the early Victorian terraced streets to the East of Waterloo Road. Typical is Roupell Street which has Valentino Hairdressers on oneContinue reading “Reflecting On Centuries Of Building”