Highly Recommended

As we gradually return items to our sitting room we faced a dilemma that Nick has set us.

How on earth can we bang nails and hooks for pictures into his sublime walls? We certainly won’t being doing that for some time yet.

Nick Hayter, Painter and Decorator, is to be highly recommended for his skill, his attention to detail, his tidiness, his punctuality, his reliability, and his pleasant company. He charges by the hour and works hard and fast throughout every one.

Of all the out-of-season blooms our garden currently enjoys perhaps this gladiolus is the most extraordinary.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s flavoursome savoury rice topped by a large fluffy omelette, accompanying prawns of three different preparations, namely tempura, spicy, and salt and pepper. The Culinary Queen drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Cotes du Rhone Villages.