Pictures From A Life

Louisa wishes to produce a slideshow of pictures of her mother, Jessica, in order to recognise what would have been her 70th birthday later this month. At different spells over this weekend I have e-mailed her a selection, some of which are included here. These two were produced in June 1974 in the garden ofContinue reading “Pictures From A Life”

The Head Of The Queue

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This afternoon Jackie and I transported to Oakhaven Hospice Charity Shop in New Milton several boxes of kitchen equipment rendered surplus to our requirements after the installation of the new kitchen. We then ordered a quotation for recovering our Chesterfield sofa from Jem Fabrics. A driveContinue reading “The Head Of The Queue”

The Penultimate Leg

CLICK ON IMAGES IN GROUPS TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES – SCROLL DOWN TO BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT TO VIEW FULL SIZE. SINGLE PICTURES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK This morning I scanned more colour negatives from the long walk of July 2003.   Sam continued rowing Pacific Pete along the River Soar at Leicester.Continue reading “The Penultimate Leg”

A Coot And A Folly

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. Another day of incessant rain led me to drafting the next section of my biography. I took some of the text from my posts ‘Holly’ and ‘Dunkirk’. Since I am writing about the several eras of one man’s life, I have begun with what life was like in 1942. Since myContinue reading “A Coot And A Folly”

A Sparrow in Swallow Drive

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE WHEN SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Jackie continued with the weeding of the rose garden today, whilst I wandered with the camera. Tulips are now in bloom. This one really did come from Amsterdam, courtesy of Danni andContinue reading “A Sparrow in Swallow Drive”

Letting The Toddler Win The Race

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning we went for a driveabout in the forest. It is not unusual to notice cartoon character flattened squirrels on the winding lanes. On the very narrow track bounded by thick impenetrable hedgerows that links Newtown with Minstead, a young tree rat caught ahead of the carContinue reading “Letting The Toddler Win The Race”