On The Verges

Today Jackie drove us to Upper Dicker and back for Poppy’s fourth birthday party. This was a gathering of young families with children who enjoyed great fun in the heat of a splendidly sunny day in Mat and Tess’s garden. There were games galore; much tasty finger food; home made Danish pastries; and a splendidContinue reading “On The Verges”

Dougal

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO, WHICH WILL ALSO AMPLIFY THE SINGLE SHOTS This afternoon Jackie and I took a drive aroundContinue reading “Dougal”

Spot The Partridge

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK. While I lurked with a lens, Jackie continued, carefully, to cultivate the garden this morning. I had been struck by the trailContinue reading “Spot The Partridge”

The Spanish Invasion

Strong winds and heavy rain rampaged through the morning, keeping me occupied with administration and ironing, while Jackie did the shopping. Just two of the administrative events are worthy of note. It is rather more complicated than I would have thought to close a French bank account which is in credit with no unpaid chequesContinue reading “The Spanish Invasion”

What Would You Have Seen?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I don’t really remember dreams much, but last night I relived my childhood when everything became smaller as I grew older. In particular, walls I couldn’t scramble up to walk along suddenly became manageable. Was this anything to do with the fact that Jackie needs the workContinue reading “What Would You Have Seen?”

Do Cattle Predict Rain?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. After much overnight rain, today was humid, overcast, and drizzly. It seemed a good morning to visit Kitchen Makers in Sway. The Culinary Queen has been managing with a less than ideal cooking area since we moved here three years ago. Of the two local outlets, thereContinue reading “Do Cattle Predict Rain?”

Watching The Swans

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I scanned the next dozen of my Streets of London colour slides, but had no time to write them up before Elizabeth arrived for lunch and the rest of the day. As I wrote yesterday, there is always tomorrow. After lunch, the three of usContinue reading “Watching The Swans”

The Round Up

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE WHEN SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. With some assistance from the Head Gardener, I made more encouraging progress on weeding the Back Drive this afternoon. Later, Becky and Ian arrived to stay for a few days. In myContinue reading “The Round Up”

Before Gaeddren

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. A wet day has its compensations. Firstly, it waters Jackie’s newest planting well. Secondly, it forces her to take a rest. And thirdly? It enables me to delve into my photographic archives and scan samples to my Apple. Today I returned to the colour negatives of theContinue reading “Before Gaeddren”