“He’s Escaped Pannage”

On another wet and gloomy morning we drove to Setley Ridge Garden Centre to buy a present for Helen, whose birthday it is today. Is there anything more dismal than a popular garden centre, normally thriving at weekends, to have hidden this sign beneath an empty display unit? Having done their best to beat Covid-19Continue reading ““He’s Escaped Pannage””

A Significant Birthday

Today was far wetter and more windy that yesterday. Jackie drove us to Setley Ridge Garden Centre to find a birthday present for Elizabeth. The paths were so pock marked and filled with water that it seemed sensible for my wife to recce the joint before I left the car. I waited for a reasonableContinue reading “A Significant Birthday”

Well Camouflaged

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT More snow fell overnight and earlier this morning, so off we went for a forest drive. Before this we had to listen to the chattering ofContinue reading “Well Camouflaged”

The Rat Catcher

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This is the owl our offspring gave Jackie for her birthday. Clearly this splendid sculpture needed a plinth on which to perch. Fortunately I had noticed one in the very dealership from which we had purchased yesterday’s troughs. So back we went to Molly’s Den and boughtContinue reading “The Rat Catcher”

Happy Hunting

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Those who have read posts from April 2014 onwards will know that we moved into a house that had suffered from much bodged D.I.Y. We are only putting this right at a very slow pace. Here is our badlyContinue reading “Happy Hunting”

The Garden Of Delights

Yesterday afternoon I began reading ‘La femme au petit renard’ by Violette Leduc. After this I watched ‘Changeling’, an excellent film based on a true story.  Brilliantly directed by Clint Eastwood, with Angelina Jolie a superb mother struggling against a corrupt police force, and John Malkovitch playing the priest who supports her, it is theContinue reading “The Garden Of Delights”