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This afternoon we drove to Lymington and to Molly’s Den in Old Milton for some successful Christmas shopping.
During my early motoring days many cars were still fitted with trafficators like this one (photo from Wikipedia). There was one on either side of the car. These would click up to indicate in which direction the driver was intending to turn. If it didn’t work you had to use hand signals and hope the driver behind understood what you were doing.
This car we followed along the road used one of these to indicate turning left.
When we emerged from the antiques emporium the late, lowering sun burnished bracken and ponies alike. The last of the creatures in this set of pictures yanked away at brambles and gorse as a variation on the customary diet of grass.
Later still the warm rays drew mist from the dampened terrain;
and finally, a passenger plane seemingly leaving Southampton airport, flew off into the sunset.
Back at home we dined on roast duck, boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and spinach, followed by steamed syrup pudding and Cornish ice cream. I finished the shiraz.