Almost Empty

What is the best way to make a trip to the pharmacy exciting? During pandemic lockdown it is when this is considered an essential journey  and petrol has remained in the tank for weeks. Off we went this morning to Milford on Sea for that heady pleasure. The establishment’s door was open. Just inside stoodContinue reading “Almost Empty”

“All Over In A Flash”

This morning’s sun shone blindingly bright in clear skies; the temperature was finger- tingling chilly. Because the meteorologists had predicted rain this afternoon we drove out early to Mudeford Quay. I had never seen the normally tranquil harbour water as choppy as it was today. The high tide surged back and forth over the shoreContinue reading ““All Over In A Flash””

Crutches On The Clifftop

This afternoon I joined Jackie, Becky, and Ian on a trip to the Beachcomber Café at Barton on Sea. The day was cold and bright. I spent a few minutes photographing the choppy, sunlit, waves; the deserted waterfront and its battered breakwaters; and a couple tending to a little dog, Before retreating to the warmthContinue reading “Crutches On The Clifftop”

The Long Jump

For the last few days we have been unable to control the smart aspect of our TV. This has meant we could only watch free to air live and nothing would record. James Peacock of Peacock Computers fixed the problem this morning. Intermittently I listened to England’s innings against New Zealand in the men’s CricketContinue reading “The Long Jump”

He Doffed His Cap

This cloudless, sunny, day remained quite cool (13c tops). We took a drive into the forest this afternoon. Holmesley Passage benefited from the sunlight streaming through the trees. The two vehicles in these pictures demonstrate how narrow is this lane. Each of the above motors is approaching one of the two fords that cross theContinue reading “He Doffed His Cap”

Stand-off

This afternoon our drive began at Keyhaven. From the hill above the village we had a clear view across The Solent to the Isle of Wight. The mainland buildings are in the foreground. A solitary yacht passes the island. At the bottom of the slope a field of black sheep introduced their very young lambsContinue reading “Stand-off”

Proliferated In The Last Month

On this fine spring morning we took a trip to Mudeford. Gulls lined up to welcome us as Jackie drove towards the quay. A pair of serene cygnets sailed across the calm harbour, while a hunched egret tried to pass itself off as a gull. Currents meeting on the open sea created spray-tipped turbulence towardsContinue reading “Proliferated In The Last Month”

Catch

We have been invited to a special meal in celebration of the 30th anniversary of our favourite local Indian restaurant. Unfortunately this is tomorrow – less than a month since my knee replacement surgery. We therefore cannot manage it. This morning, featuring the above photograph, we made a card for Raja and his staff andContinue reading “Catch”

The Beast With Two Backs

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CLICKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Another pleasantly sunny morning gave way to a more overcast afternoon. Much of my day was spent in boring administrative tasks involving banking, form-filling, posting letters,Continue reading “The Beast With Two Backs”

A Splendid Morning

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The weather this morning was splendid. The morning was to become more so, with a visit from good friends. In eager anticipation of the arrival Jackie was out early sweeping the corridors, manicuring the green carpet, refreshing the flowers, and generally tidying up the reception room thatContinue reading “A Splendid Morning”