Tag: coronation

  • I Will Have Known Three

    As our nation and the rest of the world reacts to the death of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday afternoon I am prompted to publish this link to https://derrickjknight.com/2021/09/06/a-knights-tale-28-three-monarchs-in-quick-succession/ which tells of my headmistress bringing the news of the death of King George VI; the story of how he ascended the throne; and of 10 year […]

  • 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.  This […]

  • Crutches On The Clifftop

    This afternoon I joined Jackie, Becky, and Ian on a trip to the Beachcomber Café at Barton on Sea. The day was cold and bright. I spent a few minutes photographing the choppy, sunlit, waves; the deserted waterfront and its battered breakwaters; and a couple tending to a little dog, Before retreating to the warmth […]

  • Prescience?

    This morning’s dominant bird calls at The Firs were of wood pigeons; those without a mate crying ‘uni-ted’, and those happily paired off ‘take two cows taffy, take two cows’. I worked on tidying the bed inside the concrete ring and digging over a bed outlined earlier in the year. The combination of gardening, my […]