Chances Of Making It Through Christmas

This Wednesday weather was warm, wet, yet unwilling to welcome the slightest sign of sunshine. Jackie and I visited Lyndurst for a little Christmas shopping then enjoyed brunch at Lyndhurst Tea Rooms, after which we took a trip by car into the dripping forest. A clutch of chickens at East Boldre gave the cold shoulderContinue reading “Chances Of Making It Through Christmas”

A Sodden String

Mum was quite perky when Jackie and I joined her at her home in West End late yesterday afternoon. Two carers were in attendance, one, shadowing the other, cooking our mother’s evening meal. Mum has chosen to go into respite care for another attempt at rehabilitation, rather than continue to struggle at home. Social ServicesContinue reading “A Sodden String”

Two Historic Houses

A heavy overnight storm left strong winds to send clouds scudding across bright blue skies throughout the day. http://www.prestonherts.co.uk/page202.html gives this information about a post-war gift to Britain from Sweden: ‘After World War Two, Britain embarked on an emergency programme to quickly replace homes that had been destroyed during the war – ‘Churchill’s Temporary HousingContinue reading “Two Historic Houses”