Conversation

On another overcast afternoon we meandered in the Modus. On the Beaulieu Abbey lake teal ( see John Knifton’s comment below) paddled among the reed beds; black headed gulls quietly reflected; stately swans sailed sedately, sometimes safely splash landing. One conversed with a little boy in a buggy. In a field across the road cockContinue reading “Conversation”

Someone Is Going To Regret It

AS USUAL, INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS WILL ACCESS GALLERIES, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT In the late morning of this very hot Summer’s day, Jackie drove me to MudefordContinue reading “Someone Is Going To Regret It”

The Beast With Two Backs

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The Skate Park

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Snaffled By A Swan

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Playing Bookworm with Malachi commenced at 6.30 a.m. today. Thus the morning was whiled away. This afternoon Jackie drove me and the children to Hatchet Pond to feed the birds on prawn crackers. We just had time to disembark from the car before the sky darkened, severeContinue reading “Snaffled By A Swan”

The Birds And The Bees

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE WHEN SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. I spent some time in the garden today observing avian activity. Although some wood pigeons waited hopefully in the beech and in the weeping birch, where¬†one pair thought aboutContinue reading “The Birds And The Bees”

‘Did You Get Your Salary Cheque This Month?’

My friend Paul Herbert sent me an e-mail this morning containing a photograph from my Parents for Children consultancy days. This would have been taken in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Paul’s delightful mother, Eve, stands, cuppa in hand, on the viewer’s far left. I am at the back. One of the problems ofContinue reading “‘Did You Get Your Salary Cheque This Month?’”