Angel Lane

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. SHOULD YOU WISH TO ENLARGE THE CAR LOAD OF BEDDING PLANTS, JUST CLICK ON IT AND REPEAT IF REQUIRED

This morning Jackie drove me to the GP surgery at Milford on Sea to collect a blood test result which, along with a questionnaire I then posted, in the pillar box featured yesterday, to UCH Hospital in London. The material is part of a follow-up survey after my metal-on-metal hip replacement nine years ago. Problems have surfaced from this method. I have none. The blood test is normal and requires no action.

Because of the number of comments I have received complimenting the work of the Milford WI, and in order to show the ladies yesterday’s post, I visited the Community Centre in search of a member to whom I could give a blog card. The volunteer running the café this morning was ‘Tricia, who had helped set up the exhibition at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning. Naturally we had an enjoyable conversation and she asked for four cards which I was happy to hand over.

We chose the somewhat circuitous Angel Lane route to Milford. The sunlight streamed across the narrow, steeply undulating lane, which made for several interesting head-on encounters, mostly with commercial vehicles in a hurry.

Bluebells, cow parsley, and other wild flowers lined the verges; to the left lay private fields, some carpeted with buttercups, one warning us to keep out; to the right a public footpath had been barred off – not an unusual sight in this area.

Bedding plants

We then drove to Hockey’s Farm Café for brunch and returned via Ferndene Farm Shop where Jackie filled the boot of the car with bedding plants mostly destined for her hanging baskets.

Billy

This afternoon I paid the car tax fee over the phone and made an A4 print of this photograph taken 3 days ago for Helen.

This evening we dined on Hordle Chinese Take Away fare with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Médoc.

 

44 thoughts on “Angel Lane

  1. It looks like you had a beautiful day, Derrick. I’m sure Helen will love the photo, and Jackie her plants. I’m glad you never had any problems from your hip replacement surgery.

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  2. My favourite part of today’s post is the car boot filled with plants ready to be potted up – sheer joy!! My second favourite bit was to hear you have no problems with your metal on metal hip – happy dance!!

  3. That cottage looks Tolkeinesque while the Volkswagen certainly doesn’t. Great capture both! Weird that my ambitions of acquiring both a cottage and a motor from that company have repeatedly been puctured by my emaciated wallet…

  4. Beautiful, as always. Such a cute little dino-child. Hope the knee surgery goes as well as the hip surgery.

  5. I was so enamored with the beautiful Angel Lane. The lighting and the thatched roof, the wildflowers​ were all simply lovely to the eyes. 💗
    Those hanging baskets will be delightful with the choices Jackie chose. 💐 🌷

  6. Looking forward to to “The Bionic Knight”. Looks like a pensioner but is really a crime-fighter in disguise, with an all metal skeleton. And his partner “The Head Gardener”, because crime-fighters always come in pairs.

  7. Car tax? Is that the annual registration fee?

    Here in NSW the over 65’s, of which I am one, don’t have to pay this fee, or for my driving licence. The only thing we have to buy is the CTP Insurance, around $400 pa. so you won’t hear me complain, and considering where you live, and where I live that’s not surprising either 🙂

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