A Losing Battle


This morning we drove to Milford on Sea to search out a door handle in the architectural salvage outlet there. The establishment was closed, so we consoled ourselves with


brunch at The Needle’s Eye Cafe. I enjoyed the Maxed upย Breakfast while Jackie chose her customary jacket potato with cheese and beans.

Speedboat passing Isle of Wight

Whilst a speedboat laid a trail across The Solent;

Gulls over car park

gulls squealed into the car park;

Sea fishing

and intrepid sea fishers set up their rods;

the sun fought a losing battle with the indigo clouds over the Isle of Wight. Jesus beams provided the brush strokes to the cloudscapes and a slash of light on the water.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s tender beef stew, sauteed potatoes, and crisp carrots, cauliflower, and green beans. I finished the Fleurie and Jackie drank Hoegaarden.

42 thoughts on “A Losing Battle

  1. It’s wonderful that day after day you are exploring your surroundings. But I keep thinking of your beautiful garden. I saw the frost-bitten photos the other day. Does everything just go into hibernation – or do you simply leave it and deal with winter carnage in Spring?

  2. I’ve never heard that expression, Jesus beams, before, even a grumpy old atheist like me, thinks it’s a delight.
    As for ogling your big/maxi/ disgusting breakfast/lunch I’m thinking that either you’re a sadist or I’m a masochist.
    They are what I once enjoyed, now I have difficulty getting past one sausage and one egg plus half a slice of toast; Yet I look on! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. You have had a couple of really clear shots of “The Needles” this week. What a great location to enjoy your maxed out brekkie. Scrumptious food and scrumptious view.

  4. Heavenly skies. And I tucked into a proper English Breakfast in Wallingford today with my number 3 daughter and sister-in-law. There is nothing on earth quite like it!

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