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A Christmas Carol, Pancakes and Buds

I have never looked closely at one of the books, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, I inherited from my folks. Today I did and was delighted to find the dedication , a paper cutting and the delightful illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Enjoy the gallery.

I made so many pancakes yesterday that there were some leftover for Crepes Suzettes today.

There are lots of strikingly pink buds and some much paler open flowers on the Clematis Armandii.

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Posted by on February 26, 2020 in Uncategorized


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Daffodils, More Daffodils and Phiz

In the town car park today, I spotted these little daffodils.

We have a ‘host of golden daffodils’ in our house. Last week, for the lovely Mr S’s birthday, our super neighbour brought in many bunches of Cornish Daffodils which have now all opened, all 58 of them!

On this day in 1812, Charles Dickens was born. We have a beautiful set of his works, illustrated by Phiz, the nom de plume of Hablot Knight Browne. They worked together for 23 years. These are all from Nicolas Nickleby.



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