In Their Element

Although steady rain returned this afternoon, this morning’s weather was bright and sunny, so we, wisely as it turned out, paid attention to the forecast and took a forest drive. Tanners Lane, down which, as so often, we encountered ponies on our way to the beach has been impossible to negotiate during the tourist season.Continue reading “In Their Element”

Beside The Breakwater

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I pulled up a chair for Eric Gill, with whom I was soon to part company. When, four days ago, we visited All Saints’ Church at Bransgore, I knew that I would present the parish with my Folio Society facsimile copy of the Golden CockerelContinue reading “Beside The Breakwater”

Every Night Something Atrocious

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning we set off to spend the best part of the day on a trip to Hurst Castle. We began with a drive to Keyhaven to park the car and take a ferry to the castle, perched as it is on a spit in the middleContinue reading “Every Night Something Atrocious”

Little And Large

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. After lunch Jackie drove me on a short forest trip, after which we shopped at Lidl for basics such as toilet rolls. An Isle of Wight ferry boat passed the mudbank at Tanners Lane, where the tide was so farContinue reading “Little And Large”

An Electric Light Show

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE; THOSE IN SMALLER CLUSTERS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES. Becky and Ian returned home at lunchtime. I spent the afternoon printing off a draft novel a friend has sent me, doing me the honour of seeking my opinion on the work. We left the printer processing the last few pages andContinue reading “An Electric Light Show”

On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was largely overcast with the occasional glimpse of the sun. Jackie drove us to Mudeford and back. We began with Avon Beach , which this couple walked along. Maybe they reached as far as Friar’s Cliff Beach to the left. The spray from the waves whooshingContinue reading “On The Beach”

Pasted To Their Neighbour’s Flanks

The veritable Christmas aroma of cinnamon and cloves that permeated the house this morning came from Jackie’s rice factory in preparation for Boxing Day. Anyone who has followed my ramblings for a while may be wondering what the mice have been up to this year. They have brought their lambs to venerate the crib. This brightContinue reading “Pasted To Their Neighbour’s Flanks”

‘It’s Not A Rat, Is It?’

Thanks to Facebook comments from Jackie and from Barrie Haynes, I was able this morning to add some interesting detail to the thatching description in ‘A Christmas Rehearsal’. Jackie then drove me to Milford on Sea where I did a little Christmas shopping then walked back home by my usual route. The fierce headwind onContinue reading “‘It’s Not A Rat, Is It?’”