Have You Lost Your Specs?

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Much of my morning was spent reminiscing with my sister, Jacqueline. A number of my stories are contained in ‘Maureen Potter And Plasticine’.

This afternoon Jackie drove us to Ferndene Farm Shop to buy three large bags of compost. We went on to admire more of Nature’s changing palette.

By mid-afternoon we arrived on Boldrewood Ornamental Drive where the lowering sun still lit overhead leaves. At that time it didn’t quite catch the bracken

which, a little further into the day, glowed on sloping banks at Appleslade;

back along Boldrewood Drive it was really set aflame.

From two different sections of the gravel at Woosons Car Park I rescued sets of spectacles, planting them on posts for the owner’s collection.

The speedy sow who had shown me two clean pairs of heels a couple of days ago, was far more sedate today, as she led her piglets on an acorn foray.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s wholesome heart and sausage casserole, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots and broccoli.. Mrs Knight drank Hoegaarden, Jacqueline drank more of the sauvignon blanc, and I finished the Minervois.

 

58 thoughts on “Have You Lost Your Specs?

  1. I enjoyed reading your earlier post about your school memories – those teachers wouldn’t last two seconds nowadays! You do have an extraordinarily good memory for most events – trauma of course wipes the slate clean……. More lovely forest pics ❀

  2. What gorgeous places! And your photos captured them beautifully!
    I love in the woods…how the trees are protecting everyone, and everything, under them.
    Oh, and the little piggies seem to be eating well.
    No, those aren’t my specs! My reading specs are here on my head. Ha! πŸ˜€ I’ve lost them on my head before. πŸ˜›
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing the link. Your school memories are so well written and they evoked strong emotions of fear, sadness, joy, etc.. in me as I read.
    I’m so glad that among the not-so-kind teachers there were some very kind ones. πŸ™‚
    More HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Your photos evoke strong memories of my Hampshire childhood! I still love beech woods above all. My wife and I were from Warsash and Netley Abbey. We explored the New Forest with our parents, and then on our 1960s Lambretta! 40+ years on the east coast of the USA have not erased the pleasant memories! Thank you!

  5. Here’s what I’d like to know. Do you have a wine cellar or do you procure your daily libations at a local liquor store? I’ve never heard of Minervois but then again I’m hardly a connoisseur.

  6. You and your sister must have had a wonderful time reminiscing–but to me, your school sounds like a horror. I love the way the light shines through the trees–beautiful photos.
    And the pig family!
    And how strange to find the two pairs of glasses.

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