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I undertook some minimal tidying in the garden this morning. Here are a few photographs of how it looks at the moment:
Many more daffodils are in bloom, including those in tubs and window boxes,
and those in beds like the Weeping Birch one
which also has its share of hellebores.
Raindrops settled still on such as these primulas that survived the snow.
We have many blooming camellias. The shady path is bordered by them.
It could be considered mandatory that a tour of our area should include Big Breakfasts at The Beach Hut Café on
Friar’s Cliff Promenade.
So it was today. Jackie brunched on the marginally more moderate Friar’s Breakfast while Flo, Dillon, and I all went for the Big one.
A number of people were out exercising their dogs;
others walked, jogged, or cycled.
Efforts at promoting fitness in Mudeford, for these two jet-skiers at least, were rather more strenuous.
Others basked in the sunshine or floated on the wing.
The usual fishing paraphernalia lay in tidy heaps on the quay.
Flags flapped in fortuitously reflective surfaces.
Our last visit was to Highcliffe Castle around which the young people wandered while I peered down the steps to the beach. This set has replaced the zig-zag sloping route used on 6th January 2016, now considered unsafe.
For our dinner the evening, Jackie produced her piquant cauliflower cheese with smoked haddock fish cakes and runner beans. Small portions were in order after our brunch. Flo’s favourite pudding, that gets her all of a quiver, is Grannie’s rice pudding with squirty cream. Naturally, this was served today. I finished the Navarra, and the young couple drank different soft drinks.