Beach Photography

Yesterday our blogging friend Jill Weatherholt posted about EtchASketch. She asked what toys from our childhoods gave us nostalgic memories. Responding to my comment she prompted me to feature the birthday present I gave Jackie on 1st June this year. She happened to mention her father’s Christmas Santa gifts which were designed something like thisContinue reading “Beach Photography”

Back Drive Progress

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. We spent the morning of another dull, overcast, day continuing the general tidying of the garden. Many new aquilegias are fully or partially blooming. Over the last few days JackieContinue reading “Back Drive Progress”

Once More Unto The Beach House

Jackie delivered me to New Milton station this morning, for me to travel to Waterloo. A little more than an hour later, she collected me and we collected a waistcoat from Fagan’s and some paint from Milford Supplies. After watching the messages of the station indicators switching from ‘delayed’ to ‘cancelled’ and back again forContinue reading “Once More Unto The Beach House”

The Beach House

Late on this crystal crisp clear blue sky morning Ian drove Scooby and me to Marine Drive, East, Barton on Sea, whence we walked along the clifftop. The Isle of Wight was again sporting a pastel palette, as we joined other dog walkers, many of whom are now familiar to Ian and Scooby, whose stanceContinue reading “The Beach House”

Late Afternoon

This afternoon Jackie dropped me in the Barton Common car park as she drove off to the Beachcomber Cafe where I was to meet her, Becky, and Ian, after they had partaken of coffee and cakes whilst I floundered through the mud. A bridge has now been placed over the stream running through the common,Continue reading “Late Afternoon”

Crumbling Cliff

Today we cleaned up downstairs in preparation for our visitors beginning to arrive tomorrow. I hand-delivered a few local Christmas cards, then Jackie drove me to the framer’s in Old Milton. I was beginning to become rather anxious about a present he was working on. Last week he had said it would be done by the nextContinue reading “Crumbling Cliff”

Weak Salmon Skies

This morning I pasted the South End section into the garden album and printed the Patio set of photographs. This afternoon I had another needle stuck into my arm. So did Jackie. These were our flu vaccinations at the GP surgery. So efficient was the service that appointments were one minute apart. At reception weContinue reading “Weak Salmon Skies”

Bedraggled

http://www.weather. That is what 50 m.p.h. winds have turned our wet and warm days into.  (Mr WordPress took my joke one stage further. I didn’t type http:// and he won’t let me erase it) We went out for a drive this morning; first down to the clifftop over Hordle beach at Milford on Sea; then throughContinue reading “Bedraggled”

Then And Now

This morning Jackie drove me down to Milford on Sea to check out The Cave. We had intended to begin the evening there with Danni. Andy, and Elizabeth, before going on to Lal Quilla in Lymington. The wine bar was not taking bookings because they had a quick turnover and expected to be very fullContinue reading “Then And Now”

Orlando/Vita

Heavy overnight rain had left lakes on the landscape and pools on the roads. Tractor tracks disappeared into a field now occupied by waterfowl. On my walk home from  car trip to Milford on Sea, I took one look at the overflowing stream alongside the footpath leading to the nature reserve, and decided to take theContinue reading “Orlando/Vita”