“You Can’t Keep A Good Brit Down”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning we drove to New Milton to buy Jackie a bag to carry her overnight stay requirements for our trip to Bicester tomorrow. We then continued to Friars Cliff where we brunched in the Beach Hut Café. There are two rows of beach huts there –Continue reading ““You Can’t Keep A Good Brit Down””

Was It Something In The Water?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning was spent Christmas shopping in New Milton and in Brockenhurst Jackie parked the car in Butts Lane, Brockenhurs and I walked alongside the stream beside it. At the far end a ford leads to Park Close. The water level gauge shows it is quite shallowContinue reading “Was It Something In The Water?”

On The Trail

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED At first light this morning Jackie drove us down to the clifftop at Milford on Sea to watch the sunrise. The forest behind the Isle of Wight and The Needles was a bank of clouds. The lighthouse blinked. Soon a pink lining came into view over  Continue reading “On The Trail”

The Age Of Chivalry

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Today began with leaden skies and raindrops on windows. Even owls, dripped on from branches above,  peered enviously inside. Late this afternoon, when the rain had desisted somewhat, we took a car load of rubbish, that we had ourselves recycled once or twice already, to Efford RecyclingContinue reading “The Age Of Chivalry”

Happy Campers

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning and early afternoon I watched the three autumn international rugby matches I had recorded yesterday. Given that the best light had departed when the recordings were finished, it seemed appropriate later to publish the Newark photographs scanned on 22nd. One afternoon in May 1993 Sam,Continue reading “Happy Campers”

It Wouldn’t Go Away

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED A glance at the sitting room floor this morning set me chasing shadows, there; across the kitchen table and floor; on the patio; along the Gazebo Path; beside the Cryptomeria Bed; across the grass; beside the outlet for the heating system steam; along the Head Gardener’s Walk,Continue reading “It Wouldn’t Go Away”

The Photo Shoot

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Yesterday I expressed m intention to published the prints from Newark 1993. Today I changed my mind. I decided to hold them in reserve for the next dull day. This could have been one. But it wasn’t. It was one of bright, crisp, sunshine. Jackie continued pottingContinue reading “The Photo Shoot”

Almost Blown Away

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. James, of Peacock Computers, visited to examine the iMac, and took it away to restore it to working order. In anticipation of the Apple’s removal, I had scanned a set of photographic prints from May 1993 onto the Windows laptop. We had also thought the weather wouldContinue reading “Almost Blown Away”

Paddington Basin Development

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I enjoyed another thrilling day wrestling with technology. After a few hours last night the iMac update ground to a halt. First thing this morning I phoned Apple again and got started once more. Today the process continued for a little longer, but again took an unwelcomeContinue reading “Paddington Basin Development”