Too busy to blog properly, but someone asked me to tell them about the regatta, so here are a couple of pictures. This is a pretty typical regatta scene - it shows "my" crew, Newport Aquatic Center from Newport Beach California, wending their way down to the start during the lunch break for a spot of practice.
The other photo shows my sister just about to leave for the enclosures - wellies essential this year ... and none of us can remember a year when the Stewards announced that wellies could be worn. She borrowed these from Lettice.
Just off to produce supper for about 20-25 ... not very elegant - meatballs and baked potatoes, combined with leftovers from our lunch picnic, a joint effort attended by five or six families. Then a game of rounders. Lucius has mown the lawn specially, the first break in the rain long enough to get all the grass cut.
Friday flowers - in a convent garden - "If poverty had been the keynote of the convent buildings, its garden was redolent of wealth. There was, even here, certain evidence of monastic austerity,...
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