Jackie and I spent the morning reminiscing with Becky while her daughter caught up with jet-lagged sleep.
After lunch I printed out a 15 page application form for Flo’s registration with our GP.
I then sent Paul Clarke larger images of Margery from our recent exchange. The first photograph was taken by Rachel Adams for the Southampton Echo.
I then read more of ‘Bleak House’ and scanned four more of Charles Keeping’s excellent illustrations to my Folio Society edition.
‘There he sits, munching and gnawing’ makes a text sandwich.
‘The waitress returns bearing a pile of plates’
‘Mr and Mrs Smallweed while away the rosy hours’
A double page spread is employed for ‘The crowd hovers round, like a dream of horrible faces’
This evening we all dined on Jackie’s succulent sausages in red wine; creamy mashed potatoes; crunchy carrots; and firm Brussels sprouts. Becky peeled the spuds and leant an elbow to the mashing. The Culinary Queen and I repeated yesterday’s beverages; the others abstained.