Bracing

This morning we drove to the pharmacy in Milford on Sea for a repeat prescription and on to the coast to struggle against the wind of 50+ m.p.h. The Isle of Wight, The Needles, and the breakwaters held firm against the choppy cream and toffee seas. The gales failed to uproot the clumps of purpleContinue reading “Bracing”

Reflective Mood

It wasn’t until about 4 p.m. the afternoon that I realised on glancing through the window beside my desk that the sun had made a fleeting appearance as, against the still indigo skies, it lit the pink rambling rose rising from the front trellis. Its deeper pink companion soared above the porch, and the firstContinue reading “Reflective Mood”

Our First Cygnets

INDIVIDUAL IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESSES THEIR GALLERY, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Squeezing my left leg into the car, for a drive into the forest on this very dull day,Continue reading “Our First Cygnets”

Mains Gas

 CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Last night I finished reading ‘Can You Forgive Her?’ by Anthony Trollope. Originally published in serial form, like other Victorian novels, this saga of family and politics was the forerunner of today’s television series. The book was the firstContinue reading “Mains Gas”

The Ugly Ducklings

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. There was much competitive activity from honeybees, particularly partial to poppies as we loaded two bags of hedge clippings and other green waste into the trusty little Modus for transporting to Efford Recycling Centre. This was to take some time, much of which was spent inContinue reading “The Ugly Ducklings”

Lambing Time

This morning I walked along Christchurch Road to New Milton to visit the bank to make a transfer and the station to check train times for my next London visit. Jackie shopped in Lidl then met me in the car park near the Council Office and drove me home. Along the busy, meandering, and undulating mainContinue reading “Lambing Time”

The Triangle

I spent the morning clearing the garage. First I finished removing the IKEA wardrobes; then garden tools went to the orange shed; then various other items went into the house. There are still a few tidy boxes of items from which younger homemakers may wish to take their pick. Otherwise the room is ready forContinue reading “The Triangle”

He Wanted To Read The Gas Meter

This morning I walked the church path via Furzey Gardens road loop.  I had a long chat with Audrey and passed the time of day with two horse riders.  That was it. This afternoon we decided to ignore the weather and amble round Blandford Forum in Dorset.  It was far too cold to amble.  AsContinue reading “He Wanted To Read The Gas Meter”