My First TV Viewing

The stone, sand, and cement for the greenhouse base was delivered today. Shrubs on the Back Drive beyond the five-barred gate have so encroached upon the path that, with the added problem of branches from a neighbour’s fir tree, the delivery man was unable to bring in the materials. He called his base to orderContinue reading “My First TV Viewing”

Only Another Sixty Years To Go

Today I put in some more work on ‘A Knight’s Tale’. This involved edited sections from ‘Trams And Trolley Buses’, from ‘The Bees’, and from ‘A Woman Paid My Fare’. This illustration from ‘The Bees’ is included as are two historic transport photographs from the internet. The trolley bus is by David Bradley Online andContinue reading “Only Another Sixty Years To Go”

A Building Project

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today I scanned more colour negatives from the Newark days during 1990/91. ‘Knight & Colbourne Candles’ tells the tale of a teenage enterprise that Louisa shared with her long term friend, Matthew Colbourne. Matt, of Radio Newark, was, a dozen or so years later, to emcee theContinue reading “A Building Project”

Is This The Beast?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Yesterday evening, whilst having drinks on the patio, a steady chugging overhead made me feel rather queasy. It took me back to Cumbria in the 1990s.  As we were promised several hours of rain this afternoon, Jackie spent the morning watering the garden, and I took someContinue reading “Is This The Beast?”

Joints Not Yet Stiffened

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. After the usual weeding and tidying in the garden, Jackie drove us out into the forest, where we eventually lunched at Hockey’s Farm in South Gorley. We travelled via Nomansland where I communed with a disinterested group of ponies cropping the grass beside a recumbent foal. OneContinue reading “Joints Not Yet Stiffened”

The Wisdom Of The Owl

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Two days ago views along the kitchen window and bed opposite featured a sawn tree trunk at the far end. Here Aaron is with the last of the stump he further sawed and removed. As usual, I printed him an A4 copy for his collection. This hasContinue reading “The Wisdom Of The Owl”

After The Best Part Of A Century

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This afternoon we travelled to Elizabeth’s home at West End where we lunched with her and Danni. After a certain amount of reminiscing Jackie and I drove a few minutes away to Mum’s where we spoke for a while in a largely similar vein. Among the myriadContinue reading “After The Best Part Of A Century”

Where’s That Smile?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The lower temperature brought a cooler and more pleasant day on which The Head Gardener continued her creative planting, serious weeding, and cutting back. I dead-headed roses, carted debris to the compost heap, and made a few pictures. The planting on the kitchen wall now seems complete.Continue reading “Where’s That Smile?”

The East End Arms

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was still humid, but cooler and overcast. We spent the morning dead-heading, weeding, cutting back shrubs and other plants, generally tidying up, and adding to the compost heap and orange bags for the dump. This afternoon two trips to the dump were required to dispose ofContinue reading “The East End Arms”

Pollie’s Day Lilies

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning, while Jackie continued planting, I shaved a curved line on the edge of the grass patch, where Jackie had placed a group of petunias. Then, removing grass roots and us much moss as possible, I broke up the sods and mixed them with the HeadContinue reading “Pollie’s Day Lilies”