This morning I exchanged e-mails with Ivor in Geelong, with whom I am collaborating on his next poetry anthology, see https://ivors20.wordpress.com/2022/08/04/yorkie-against-the-undertow-2/
This afternoon Jackie drove us all to Helen and Bill’s at Fordingbridge where we enjoyed introducing Dillon to his aunt by marriage, and a little later to John who had called in on his mother.
Later we dined at The Lamb Inn in Nomansland.
As Dillon explained, a trio of Guinea Fowl were occupied in the clearing ticks from the green in front of the pub.
In the pub garden Jackie and Flo chose well filled burgers, chips, and slaw for their main meal, followed by Eton mess and Brownie with ice cream respectively; Dillon and I both selected succulent steak and ale pie with very flavoursome carrots and cauliflower, and tender garden peas. Jackie and Dillon both drank Inch’s medium cider, Flo drank J2O, and I drank Doom Bar.
The sun was setting as we left for home.