The Floating Fortress

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS GALLERIES This cold and wet morning we visited Anne at Kitchen Makers in Sway to discuss the finer points of our new kitchen construction. Next, we delivered a batch of photographs to Lal Quilla in Lymington for Raj to make his selection; then I ordered someContinue reading “The Floating Fortress”

The Beachcomber

I began dead-heading roses this morning. This afternoon Jackie drove us to Barton on Sea via Milford on Sea. We stopped off at Milford for Sheila to buy a stamp for New Zealand and maybe some wool from the shop that was also a Post Office. The Post Office had been permanently closed a fortnightContinue reading “The Beachcomber”

Crumbling Cliff

Today we cleaned up downstairs in preparation for our visitors beginning to arrive tomorrow. I hand-delivered a few local Christmas cards, then Jackie drove me to the framer’s in Old Milton. I was beginning to become rather anxious about a present he was working on. Last week he had said it would be done by the nextContinue reading “Crumbling Cliff”

A Precocious Hellebore

We are still enjoying temperatures in double figures, and the rain was easier today. This morning we left a large photographic print for mounting with 4Most Framing in Old Milton. We returned home via Barton on Sea where the waves were choppy and a layer of spray around the dimly visible Isle of Wight gaveContinue reading “A Precocious Hellebore”

Singapore Prints

This morning we drove Elizabeth to The Coastal Gallery in Lymington, where we admired good art works at, for us, prohibitive prices. On our return, my sister and I completed the task of printing Mr. Boyle’s black and white negatives from 1950s Singapore for Frances. Here Patricia enjoys the swimming pool, and in the gardenContinue reading “Singapore Prints”

King Canute

After a shopping trip to Lidl in Old Milton this morning, Jackie deposited me alongside the Beachcomber Cafe. Leaving the flat green open space at Barton on Sea, where romped dogs, including two who found an even smaller one to play with, I walked back along the crumbling and undulating cliff top which severely tested theContinue reading “King Canute”

A Melodious Voice

It is a while since I featured a ‘through the ages’ photograph. Here is number 52 which was taken by Jessica at the Soho Festival of Summer 1977, during the spaghetti eating contest. I reported on Michael’s attempt the previous year on 29th June 2013. At that event I also entered the cigar smoking competition. In ’77Continue reading “A Melodious Voice”

A Grey Day

Yesterday morning I abandoned all ideas of any other post than the one I wrote as a tribute to Chris. This is because news of his death reached me as we were on the way to New Milton to collect Alison from the station. Before then we had been relieved of our unwanted bath byContinue reading “A Grey Day”

Schnittlinie

Yesterday’s steady rain changed to showery weather today. One rainfall soaked us as we ran from the car to Molly’s Den; another kept us in the car when, after the Den shopping trip Jackie and I drove down to Barton on Sea. The return visit to Molly’s was in search of some Victorian glasses for Shelly’sContinue reading “Schnittlinie”

In Our Daughter’s Handbag

Just before lunch Ian drove Becky, Scooby, and me to Barton on Sea. As we walked along the cliff top, we watched storm clouds approaching from the North. Deciding to ignore them we walked down the slope towards the beach, got drenched, and retreated to the Beachcomber Cafe. The whole population of the seaside townContinue reading “In Our Daughter’s Handbag”