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This morning I scanned the next dozen of my Streets of London colour slides, but had no time to write them up before Elizabeth arrived for lunch and the rest of the day. As I wrote yesterday, there is always tomorrow.
After lunch, the three of us went for a drive in the forest.
At Tanner’s Lane beach Jackie fought with her bag threatening to fly away in a stiff breeze;
while Elizabeth took a stroll in the direction of a passing ferry boat.
I wandered down to the shoreline where a broken mooring and two stray buoys suggested that the boat normally attached may have blown away in the recent storm.
On the usual grass verge at Sowley, cattle and their calves lay chewing the cud.
These stoic animals have only their enviable eyelashes to protect them from irritating flies. Although the cattle roam free, the ear tags indicate ownership.
We stopped for tea, coffee, and cake at The Old Bakehouse Tea Rooms in Beaulieu.
Beside the lake a pair of swans and their cygnets provided entertainment for
a gentleman reclining on a fencepost while a pheasant looked on. Uma’s comment below reminded me that this is the same man who crossed the shallows to feed the parents in January – https://derrickjknight.com/2017/01/21/an-act-of-love/
This evening we all dined on Jackie’s exquisite lamb jalfrezi, chicken tandoori, savoury rice topped with almonds, all preceded by meat samosas. The ladies drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Fleurie.