It is not that unusual for readers seeking contacts or history to stumble across this blog and, through comments, to ask me for information. Yesterday there were two. One man sought a contact with Trinity (Battersea) now Trinity (Oxley) Cricket Club. I, and two others responded. A second person, a woman, wondered whether Jackie’s sister, Helen, was someone she had trained with in the 1960s. I put them in touch with each other. Such is the power of WordPress.
Today, definitely presaging Spring, was even sunnier, and warmer, than yesterday.
Here are some of the garden flowers I did not pick yesterday:
We have pretty pansies,
a vast variety of head-hanging hellebores,
several flourishing viburnums,
precocious primulas, some a little nibbled,
and cerise cyclamens among others.
At midday we drove to Efford Recycling Centre to dump some of our rubbish, and
as usual departed with purchases from the Sales Area, namely a charger, some toddler toys and rolls of mats for the garden shed.
We then came back to Otter Nurseries where we enjoyed mushroom soup and rolls with the discount vouchers. After this we went driveabout.
The light was so clear over the Solent that we had the sharpest view of the flanks of the Isle of Wight, The Needles, and the lighthouse, a mile and a quarter away.
Walkers were silhouetted on Hordle West Cliff Top.
Driving along Angel Lane we gatecrashed a pheasant hen party.
Back at home, shortly before sunset, sand-clouds gathered over Christchurch Road. This time buildings, shrubs, and trees provided the silhouettes.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s chicken tikka biriani; vegetable pakoras and samosas; salad; and delicious cauliflower bhaji that would have graced any Indian kitchen. The cook drank Hoegaarden and the satisfied customer drank Kingfisher.