This afternoon I finally managed to post completed forms to Mum’s Bank and to the Premium Bonds Centre in order to release funds for distribution to the legatees.
I popped them into the normally decorated box on Pilley Hill. No doubt the anonymous knitter is between tribute designs.
Buttercups and daisies carpet the bank behind the letter box.
Apple blossom blooms beside the lake,
which bears water buttercups and reflections.
Ponies, including a pair mutually grooming, occupied Bull Hill. Note that flies, on this heavily overcast, warmer, day have begun to descend on these creatures.
One cow alongside Beaulieu Road admired its reflection while across the road another undertook its own lonely grooming.
A group of ponies disturbing the traffic at East Boldre included one animal clearly too short to keep out of mud when entering a pool.
This evening Jackie produced a superb roast pork meal including crunchy crackling; crisp Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes; tasty sage and onion stuffing; firm cauliflower, broccoli and carrots; tender cauliflower leaves; meaty gravy, and Bramley apple sauce, with which she drank Hoegaarden, I drank Calvet Prestige Bordeaux 2020, and Flo drank water. Creamy rice pudding was to follow.