A Knight’s Tale (32: The Great Smog)

Today we are battling even greater global problems with air pollution than that of the smog Chris and I experienced in 1952.  Smog is a term coined by compacting elided versions of ‘smoke’ and ‘fog’.  One nickname for London is ‘The Smoke.  The capital in those days was frequently visited by fog exacerbated by smoke fromContinue reading “A Knight’s Tale (32: The Great Smog)”

The Quiet Coach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Yesterday afternoon Jackie drove me to New Milton where I boarded the train to Clapham Junction. Luci met me there and transported me to her home in Hambalt Road, where I added my signature to various documents as joint executor of Wolf’s will. We then spent theContinue reading “The Quiet Coach”

A Competition

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Although the wind lessened somewhat first thing this morning, it soon picked up again and was not conducive to repair work in the garden. Our sole venture in that direction was to buy some more canes from Everton Nursery. Aaron and Robin began building a log shelterContinue reading “A Competition”