Pork Scratchings

On our visit to Mum at Woodpeckers Care Home this morning she may have had difficulty remembering what she was meant to be doing this week, but her reminiscing was pretty sharp. It was sometime in the 1980s that I ran The Paris Marathon and she hadn’t been there but she told us all aboutContinue reading “Pork Scratchings”

A Mating Ritual

I accompanied Jackie on her Ferndene Farm shop trip this morning. There was no queue for the food shopping, so Jackie did that first before joining the line of  plant lovers, Masks were more in evidence today. Jackie’s floral purchases were limited because there was only one empty plant tray and the trollies were allContinue reading “A Mating Ritual”

A Generation Gap

FOR ENLARGEMENT, CLICK ON IMAGES. THIS CAN BE REPEATED I expected to run out of data this morning, so simply scanned a handful of photographs from the Little Venice Canal Cavalcade of May 2009. This is an annual event taking place in the canal basin within sight of Beauchamp Lodge, where I rented my counsellingContinue reading “A Generation Gap”

Approaching Leicester

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN GROUPS TO ACCESS GALLERIES, WHERE INDIVIDUAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY CLICKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Here are further images of the journey through England’s midland waterways taken by me walking alongside Sam and James in Pacific Pete in July 2003. This stone stork beside the Cherwell sectionContinue reading “Approaching Leicester”

Tales From The River Bank

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY BT excelled themselves today. Readers will remember that on 18th December I had cancelled my useless Broadband package, and retained the landline, having to create a new account to include £5 per month to keep my e-mail address. I was told that thisContinue reading “Tales From The River Bank”

The Classic Country Yokel

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today was sunny and crisp, with a chill wind and blue skies. This morning we took a drive up to the north of the forest. Ditches and streams run alongside many lanes in the New Forest. People dwelling on CrowContinue reading “The Classic Country Yokel”

A Garden Of Delights

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Watching the suspended petal of a Japanese anemone this morning set me musing. First I considered the strength of the thread that grasped it. As the flower part spun and twisted in the breeze, its captor clung on, just as it would with a fly’s frantically thrashing death throes. OnContinue reading “A Garden Of Delights”

Animals On The Road

This afternoon Jackie drove us on a tour of the east of The New Forest. The first stop was just outside Sway, where I spotted an attractive looking pony. Once out of the car and approaching my prey, I found there was another family member emerging from the gorse bush, some of which still adheredContinue reading “Animals On The Road”