Today Jackie drove us to Upper Dicker and back for Poppy’s fourth birthday party. This was a gathering of young families with children who enjoyed great fun in the heat of a splendidly sunny day in Mat and Tess’s garden. There were games galore; much tasty finger food; home made Danish pastries; and a splendid birthday cake made by Tess. It was good to see Miche there and to spend time conversing with her and Becky who had both helped with the preparation the day before.
More than six hours was spent in the car.
The traffic on the A27 gave me quite a few opportunities to
the verges’ wildflowers,
and advertising placards.
By the time we reached Beaulieu Road on our return, the low evening sun was burnishing the white cows grazing among the
As usual, the cattle crossed the road willy-nilly.
While I was focussing these scenes a trio of young people waved as they drove by. They then pulled up on the verge and waved again. I suddenly realised that they wanted me to photograph them. So I did.
Later I watched the recorded highlights of the last day of the third Ashes Test match between England and Australia.
The only other nourishment we required was sparkling water.