A Safe Distance

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning, Poppy demonstrated her recently acquired proficiency in completing puzzles – and in the process rather enviable flexibility. Here she works on one that she could not manage on her last visit. Kneeling is an activity I avoid at all costs these days. It is anContinue reading “A Safe Distance”

Jane Austin

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Like our ancient New Forest, New House at Redlynch is not exactly new. It is a splendid Jacobean Building, here painted by L. Webb in 1988. It was the venue for Rachel and Gareth’s wedding which we attended today. Here are Jackie, Shelly, Ron, Anthony, Chris, andContinue reading “Jane Austin”

Patrick’s Patch Revisited

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We enjoyed a productive drive through the forest this morning. On Hincheslea Moor the horizon still bore the early haze, as one man and his dog disappeared into the bracken, whilst the sun’s rays illuminated the rest, especially the bright purple heather. Venturing into the wooded area atContinue reading “Patrick’s Patch Revisited”

Rosemary Verey

Yesterday Louisa posted on Facebook some delightful pictures of family fun in the snow. I imagine the magnificent one I have selected for its sense of movement was taken by Errol with his mobile phone. The nearest we got to the white precipitation was the gulls flying over the nature reserve on my way back from MilfordContinue reading “Rosemary Verey”

Tales From The Window Sills

During our honeymoon in March 1968, Jackie and I were intrigued by a deserted house in Ockley. We wandered around inside and wondered if it were for sale, but decided we couldn’t afford it. It would, we thought, have been just our kind of project. Now, nearly half a century later, we find ourselves on aContinue reading “Tales From The Window Sills”