Jackie drove me to Lymington where I spent the morning in the EE showroom. I had been two days without a service on O2. There is no other supplier’s showroom within several miles of us, and I could not telephone O2.
Cutting a long story short, I decided to transfer to EE, where it is possible to speak to a real person in an accessible building. My old Samsung, a good 10 years old, is now obsolete, so I also upgraded to the current model.
Miraculously, my O2 account worked this afternoon.
Late this afternoon, we took a short forest drive.
I stepped out on Holmsley Passage
and photographed autumn bracken in surrounding woodland
and undulating landscape.
Voices of the two young women on the winding road had carried way up the hill behind me.
Further on, I wondered for how many centuries had shafts of sunlight outlined the mossy mounds of the ancient hedgerow banks along Bisterne Close, or
the backs of generations of smiling young pigs,
acorns on the steep slopes leading out of Burley.
This evening we dined on second helpings of last night’s takeaway with the same beverages.