He Thought It Fun To Push Me Over

Sightings of foxes have been discussed on Streetlife lately. One person reported six in a pack. Another pointed out that these creatures are loners, not pack animals. I have never seen more than one adult at a time, but have been acquainted with two families, one every spring in the garden of the Phyllis Holman RichardsContinue reading “He Thought It Fun To Push Me Over”

Further Fox Activity?

Not having quite enough time this morning to reach the Lyndhurst surgery on foot, I set off three quarters of an hour ahead of Jackie, who followed and collected me as I walked past Sinefield on Forest Road.  She delivered me to the doc’s in good time. My appointment with Professor Lyon-Maris was to checkContinue reading “Further Fox Activity?”

Greengrass

We chose a gorgeous spring day to begin catch up in Elizabeth’s garden.  As we left Castle Malwood Lodge, leaf buds were at last appearing on the deciduous trees.  The sky was a clear light  blue, as it was to remain all day, although there was still a chill in the air once the sunContinue reading “Greengrass”

A Monstrosity

Becky, Ian, Scooby and I walked down to the village shop and back this morning.  It was again very cold.  On our return Jackie was watching ‘Bargain Hunt’.  Seeing something on offer that she thought a monstrosity reminded Becky of an item in my parents’ hall. At six years old my daughter was enthralled byContinue reading “A Monstrosity”

Cleaning The Dog

This was a two walk day.  In the morning I took Michael and Emily through Telegraph Woods to The Ageas Bowl, the Hampshire County Cricket Ground, and back via a circular route.  We actually walked into the cricket stadium and admired the pitch and surrounding areas.  We were less welcome when we stood beside theContinue reading “Cleaning The Dog”

For Kate

As I had not seen them for a few days I had become rather worried about the foxes lately  All, however, must be well because, it being bin collection day, there was, this morning, the usual evidence of their presence all over the front lawn. On this the second successive summery day I set off asContinue reading “For Kate”

Trams And Trolley Buses

This morning the year’s new fox cubs were basking on the lawn with their mother, de-fleaing herself and looking more mangy than last year.  What they were basking in I am not sure, because there was no sun. After watching the foxes for a while (I almost wrote ‘intruders’, but the fact is we areContinue reading “Trams And Trolley Buses”

Rubbish

Today’s walk was the Mostyn Road, Kingston Road, Cannon Hill Lane, Martin Way quadrangle.  Passing Rutlish School in Watery Lane I remembered Mick Copleston, my boyhood friend who attended the school during the 1950s.  A contemporary of his was John Major.  In the photograph of the school cricket team which adorned all the newspapers afterContinue reading “Rubbish”