The Writing On The Wall

Yesterday, I finished reading ‘Lymington and Pennington, Then & Now’ by Brian J. Down. This is a local history book given to me by Mother Santa for Christmas. Full of fascinating research and information about local residents and institutions, I can forgive the fact that, in common with most such works, it is not greatContinue reading “The Writing On The Wall”

The Breadline

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS AN ENLARGED GALLERY This warm and wet afternoon Jackie and I went shopping at Setley Ridge Farm Shop for tomorrow’s provisions. The amount of rain that has fallen in the last few days was reflected in the pitted car park surfaces. Bedraggled remnants of Christmas decorationsContinue reading “The Breadline”

Cleft Cliff

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES This afternoon we all watched Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin, supported by Peter Serafinowicz and Ann-Margret, starring in ‘Going in Style’. This is a wonderful heist romp about three ageing friends getting their own back on a foreclosing bank. I won’t spoilContinue reading “Cleft Cliff”

Sussing Possible Rentals

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES For much of the day, Jackie drove me and Flo around the forest, focussing on the location of a few flats she has found that might be suitable for her to rent. First on the itinerary was one over the antiques centre where ElizabethContinue reading “Sussing Possible Rentals”

A Tradition Maintained

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS AN ENLARGED GALLERY This afternoon we were visited by Helen, Bill, Shelly, Ron, David, Jenny, Rachel, Gareth, Anthony, Jane, Neil and Donna, for the annual Boxing Day party. Everyone gathered by about 3 p.m. and swapped all their latest news with the usual amount of funContinue reading “A Tradition Maintained”

25.12.17

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ENLARGEMENTS IN GALLERIES Scooby is in reality Flo’s little brother. So excited was he, yesterday evening, after three years, to once more be romping around the floor; mock fighting; and running excitedly, paws clicking on the laminate flooring, with his big sister that he appears toContinue reading “25.12.17”

Back Through The Barrier

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ENLARGEMENTS IN GALLERIES Today I scanned the final batch of colour negatives from Norman’s 70th birthday boat trip on 6th April 2002. Some of these are from the start of the journey soon after we left Westminster Pier and people settled down to eat. The PostContinue reading “Back Through The Barrier”

Paddling Along The Thames Part Two

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN EACH GROUP TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES Today I scanned another batch of colour negatives from Norman’s 70th birthday party, the first part of which I featured yesterday. Norman’s guests soon filled their plates with items from the splendid buffet on the lower deck. They then wrapped themselves up in orderContinue reading “Paddling Along The Thames Part Two”