Chances Of Making It Through Christmas

This Wednesday weather was warm, wet, yet unwilling to welcome the slightest sign of sunshine. Jackie and I visited Lyndurst for a little Christmas shopping then enjoyed brunch at Lyndhurst Tea Rooms, after which we took a trip by car into the dripping forest. A clutch of chickens at East Boldre gave the cold shoulderContinue reading “Chances Of Making It Through Christmas”

Not A Dog’s Dinner

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED After a boring morning’s admin, I helped The Head Gardener plant tulip and allium bulbs and flowering chrysanthemums. We then enjoyed a salad lunch and drove to Lymington harbour, where the rippling water reflected the boats and the blue sky with its attendant clouds that had beenContinue reading “Not A Dog’s Dinner”

Contrast

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Late this morning Jackie drove us to Mudeford for a visit to the quay, then on to Friars Cliff for brunch at the eponymous cafe. Whilst I wandered around the harbour, Jackie enjoyed coffee in the cafe.Continue reading “Contrast”

The Catch

Giles had left his cap at our house on his last visit. This morning we drove round to return it. As he appeared to be out, after knocking, I pushed the headgear through the letter box and prepared to leave. A giant snail on the window sill caught my attention and I paused to photographContinue reading “The Catch”