Before breakfast this morning Gay and Mick toured the garden,
where the light played with the eucalyptus bark.
Later Gay sent me some of her photographs.
After breakfast we led our inlaws on a search for New Forest wandering animals.
Donkeys at East End were out in force. The last of these images was sent to me by Gay.
Ponies and cattle shared the moor at East Boldre. Again the last of these pictures is by Gay.
A couple of foals accompanied a group of ponies, eventually joined by a few cattle, at Beaulieu Road.
Bringing two facing vans to a standstill, the cows drifted between them.
During yesterday evening’s conversation, Mick spoke of his keen interest in Australian avifauna, some of which he has taught to speak. I was therefore pleased to point out this wagtail which is different from those found in Perth.
Gay photographed Jackie and me together as, having directed the couple to the road to London, we parted company and saw them on their way.
This evening we dined on perfect roast beef; creamy mashed potato; crisp Yorkshire pudding; crunchy carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli; and tender runner beans. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Carmenere.