Our white sofa, being a sofa bed, is extremely heavy. In order to avoid damaging the new flooring, this morning Connor called upon
Mark to help him lift it into place.
Jackie ventured into the garden on this much brighter day than yesterday, announcing “I am going into the garden to photograph some loveliness.” Her results included
raindrops on oak leaf pelargoniums,
on nasturtiums – only the red ones -,
on roses including Hot Chocolate,
and pink carpet variety,
and on branches of Japanese maple,
and the stems of Félicité Perpétue.
She also pictured primroses,
weeping birch bark,
and generous pansies sharing their trough with next spring’s burgeoning tete-a-tetes.
Finally she thought her collection would not have been truly seasonal – not that much of it actually is – without
and the ivy.
The blackbirds have eaten all our berries.
Apart from working on this draft, I wrote out a batch of Christmas cards which Jackie posted later.
By the end of the afternoon, Connor was working on the final corner, which he soon finished.
One of the benefits of not being able to get into your kitchen for three days is that you can eat out in one of your favourite restaurants each day. This evening it was the turn of The Family House Chinese at Totton where we enjoyed our usual M3 set meal with Tsing Tao beer.