An Old Cart Revisited

Today we brunched at which was undergoing work on the roof as we arrived. I first featured their ancient farm cart in https://derrickjknight.com/2020/09/11/do-not-climb/ Here are some more details from this visit. With its injunction warning customers against climbing on this vehicle of a past age, it lies alongside the car park, its wooden boards slowlyContinue reading “An Old Cart Revisited”

Who Lived Down Here?

This morning Jackie drove me into the forest. At the bottom of Bull Hill a troop of donkeys blocked the road. After negotiating her way round them, Jackie drove on until she could stop safely, when I disembarked and walked back to find that the animals had ambled off to disrupt traffic further down theContinue reading “Who Lived Down Here?”

Bumping Into Prince Philip

Early this morning, once again in steady rain, Jackie and I transported another Modus-load of soggy garden refuse to the Efford Recycling Centre, and continued on a damp forest drive. A pair of wet donkeys at East Boldre with little leaves adhering to their spiral-patterned hides hopefully raised their mournful heads as I disembarked toContinue reading “Bumping Into Prince Philip”

Materials Available To Us

Because of the upcoming bank holiday weekend it will be a few days before I am able to upload more pictures. I am therefore unable to attach new ones to the text of our forest drive of 25th, so I am substituting similarish images from my archives. After a night of what I call properContinue reading “Materials Available To Us”

A Tale Of Wasps

Eleanor is a good-tempered child who doesn’t normally make a fuss. It therefore came as a big surprise when, some time after the above picture was taken at yesterday’s barbecue, she let out a piercing yell and continued to cry. Jackie soon grasped what was wrong and provided the wherewithal to reduce the distress. ForContinue reading “A Tale Of Wasps”

Heucheraholics

After lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/06/26/diary-of-a-good-neighbour/ Then Jackie and I visited Jools, Sean, and Pumpkin at where we engaged in enjoyable conversation, Jackie bought a plant, and I wandered freely with my camera. Afterwards we went on a foal hunt. Donkeys on Bull Hill were the first to oblige. It was only two days ago thatContinue reading “Heucheraholics”

How To Get Rid Of Dandelions

I began the last push on clearing the two rooms Nick is currently working on together at 4 a.m. this morning. These are the new sitting room and our bedroom upstairs. Our friendly decorator began prepping before Jackie and I took a mid-morning forest drive. A framed crocheted Queen welcomes visitors to St. Mark’s Church,Continue reading “How To Get Rid Of Dandelions”