Impact On The Horizon

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon reading “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, and, as yet, like its author, I have not finished it. I will feature it when I do. Later, we drove into the forest where Jackie parked beside Ran’s wood and I rambled with my camera. A febrile squirrel periodically caughtContinue reading “Impact On The Horizon”

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”

Speech Bubbles Are Invited

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULLS IZ BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO I trust my readers in the Philippines and the East Coast of America will forgive JackieContinue reading “Speech Bubbles Are Invited”

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”

Brief Encounter

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. On a gloriously sunny morning that would have graced any day in Spring, Jackie drove me, via a network of of narrow, populated roads like Platoff Road and Normandy Lane, to a footpath leading to Keyhaven and Lymington Nature Reserve.Continue reading “Brief Encounter”

Little And Large

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. After lunch Jackie drove me on a short forest trip, after which we shopped at Lidl for basics such as toilet rolls. An Isle of Wight ferry boat passed the mudbank at Tanners Lane, where the tide was so farContinue reading “Little And Large”

On The Road To Bridgetown

I very rarely stage a photograph, so I probably wouldn’t have thought of Jackie’s ladybird shots this morning. She spotted a somewhat sleepy ladybird – not literally of course, because this one already wore its spots – on a rounded pebble in a colourless corner. Thinking it needed something red to set it off, sheContinue reading “On The Road To Bridgetown”

The Litter Nest

My first walk today was through the woodland. After a while, I diverged from the footpath, and, although I kept it vaguely to my left, found it difficult to regain until I noticed a rope with strips of coloured cloth lying on the ground and leading off in the right direction. I had seen theContinue reading “The Litter Nest”

The Reluctant Recliner

On another unseasonably warm, mostly overcast, day, Jackie drove Becky and me to Emsworth and back, so that our daughter, who, with her family is still with us, could keep an appointment. I wandered around the town, walking down Queen Street to Slipper Mill Pond, then back up the hill and round to the harbourContinue reading “The Reluctant Recliner”