Almost Empty

What is the best way to make a trip to the pharmacy exciting? During pandemic lockdown it is when this is considered an essential journey  and petrol has remained in the tank for weeks. Off we went this morning to Milford on Sea for that heady pleasure. The establishment’s door was open. Just inside stoodContinue reading “Almost Empty”

The Chase

Today, albeit cool, was bright and sunny throughout. Jackie, once again this morning, found basic items in short or absent supply in the shops. Without compunction she acquired the last two bottles of Hoegaarden. This afternoon we went for a drive in the forest. What is usually a fairly shallow pool on the road fromContinue reading “The Chase”

Surfing For Fish

Jackie has a row of shells lined up on a low stone wall. This morning as she stepped into the garden to photograph a pot of pansies underneath which are planted tulips she noticed that these shells have been tossed all over the place. This set her thinking that either the wind had wreaked havoc orContinue reading “Surfing For Fish”

Well Worth The Effort

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE FOR ENLARGEMENT. REPEAT FOR FURTHER DETAIL Regular readers may have noticed that it is some months since we enjoyed a brunch at The Beach Hut Café on the promenade at Friars Cliff. That is because I have been unable to make the trip down from the clifftop car park. The firstContinue reading “Well Worth The Effort”

“You Can’t Keep A Good Brit Down”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning we drove to New Milton to buy Jackie a bag to carry her overnight stay requirements for our trip to Bicester tomorrow. We then continued to Friars Cliff where we brunched in the Beach Hut Café. There are two rows of beach huts there –Continue reading ““You Can’t Keep A Good Brit Down””

Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The wind kept up this morning, but the rain did not return until this afternoon. The light changed by the minute. As the sunshine came and went, I had to be patient to take this photograph of the front garden trellis which held solanum, roses, rose hips,Continue reading “Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut”

On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Jackie often points out potential subjects for photographs for which I take the credit. This morning she alerted me to an array of spiders’ webs on the decking. All that was picked up by the sunshine on this example was the lower half of the larger web.Continue reading “On The Beach”

Sunshine And Showers

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Knowing that we were to expect heavy rain all weekend, and that the first hour or two this morning would offer sunshine and showers, we drove out to Mudeford seeking what light there was. This proved to be interesting. The sun came and went, offering dramatic cloudscapesContinue reading “Sunshine And Showers”

The Mist Did Not Desist

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning, the temperature having dropped ten degrees, we lit the fire. Barry the sweep has said he will expect to see smoke from the chimney when he drives by. Set against a misty, overcast, sky, he will perhaps have difficultyContinue reading “The Mist Did Not Desist”

Contrast

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Late this morning Jackie drove us to Mudeford for a visit to the quay, then on to Friars Cliff for brunch at the eponymous cafe. Whilst I wandered around the harbour, Jackie enjoyed coffee in the cafe.Continue reading “Contrast”