Unforgettable

Today we tuned into BBC’s broadcast of the memorably, monumentally, reverential funeral service, bearing some of her own touches; and subsequent procession of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II through the central London streets I know so well yet have never before experienced, albeit through the television screen, conveying such awesome silence but for theContinue reading “Unforgettable”

A Knight’s Tale (28: Three Monarchs In Quick Succession)

In our classroom on the morning of 6th February 1952 we witnessed the dragon’s tears.  Miss Bryant was an extremely fearsome headmistress.  Hitherto the only tears associated with her were those of pupils who were in for it.  As I have previously indicated, being sent to Miss Bryant was to be avoided at all costs.  ThisContinue reading “A Knight’s Tale (28: Three Monarchs In Quick Succession)”

My First TV Viewing

The stone, sand, and cement for the greenhouse base was delivered today. Shrubs on the Back Drive beyond the five-barred gate have so encroached upon the path that, with the added problem of branches from a neighbour’s fir tree, the delivery man was unable to bring in the materials. He called his base to orderContinue reading “My First TV Viewing”

70 Years On

Jackie spent the morning planting the pansies and spring bulbs in place of the ficus. The bamboo in the Oval Bed tends to send tentacles under the rock border and into the gravel path. At the first sign of a sucker piercing the shingle, excavation has to be carried out. This was my task. ThisContinue reading “70 Years On”