I Hadn’t Seen Rahul

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning Jackie drove us to the GP surgery at Milford on Sea where we were given our flu jabs. There is nothing like joining the priority group above a certain age for letting us know where we belong. Afterwards we travelled on for a short tripContinue reading “I Hadn’t Seen Rahul”

Your Choice

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning, including material from ‘Oiling The Lion’, and from ‘The Hornby Train Set’, I continued writing ‘A Knight’s Tale’. This afternoon, Jackie drove me to Lymington to visit the bank. This is now the nearest NatWest branch remaining open. My chauffeur parked outside and I joinedContinue reading “Your Choice”

The End Of British Summer Time

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Aaron was so pleased with our John Cook sculpture of him that he asked for a photograph. Naturally I printed him a copy of each of those that appeared in ‘A Particularly Strong Clue’. Among other tasks today, he strengthened the new recycled gates arbour, under whichContinue reading “The End Of British Summer Time”

None So Brazen

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Autumn tidying in the garden produced enough clippings to warrant a trip to the Efford Recycling Centre. In exchange for two bags of these and ¬£4 we returned with four firm chair cushions for raising the front passenger seat, and a plinth for the owl in theContinue reading “None So Brazen”

“Don’t Get Me In Your Picture”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Our friend Sheila Knight died last week. She had been ill for some time. We will be unable to attend the funeral, but I had been asked to write a tribute. I did so this morning and e-mailed it. It will be entered in a book andContinue reading ““Don’t Get Me In Your Picture””

Catching Up On ‘A Knight’s Tale’

Today, another warm, overcast, and dull one, I made considerable headway on ‘A Knight’s Tale’, which had somewhat staggered to a halt. In doing so, I plundered text and illustrations from posts¬†‘Wimbledon College As I Knew It’; ‘Did You Mean The Off Break?’; ‘Latin Gave Me Up’; ‘Get Two’; and ‘No-one Forgets A Good Teacher’.Continue reading “Catching Up On ‘A Knight’s Tale’”

A Day For Ice Cream

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This splendidly spring-like day was conducive to more autumn tidying in the garden, after which we went for a drive in the forest. We hadn’t been down Pauls Lane before. We hoped we wouldn’t meet anyone approaching from the opposite direction. From a little further on weContinue reading “A Day For Ice Cream”

A Particularly Strong Clue

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Helen and Bill dropped in just before lunch bringing a pair of splendid engraved cut glass goblets for our wedding present. We enjoyed conversation over coffee. Elizabeth came for lunch. I left the gathering briefly to engage in a Screen View session with James Peacock, of PeacockContinue reading “A Particularly Strong Clue”

What Was The Joke?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today being decidedly dank and dismal I delved into my colour negative archives and found some more from July 1992. This first image is of Little Venice canal basin, probably taken from the section of Harrow Road above. The large barge, named Bloom, in the centre ofContinue reading “What Was The Joke?”

Recycling In Practice

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. When we purchased these two pairs of cast iron gates as part of our haul from the Efford Recycling Centre on 3rd October 2015, we had an idea that they might come in useful one day. All we needed was the inspiration to come up with anContinue reading “Recycling In Practice”