A Garden Stream

This morning Jackie created and photographed in situ this stone for Scooby. As soon as she can order one next month, Becky will plant a softly scented rose ‘Little White Pet’. Later, on this, Mum’s 98th birthday, we visited her at Woodpeckers Care Home, brought a card and pot plants, and sang Happy Birthday. TheContinue reading “A Garden Stream”

Going Back

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. “Treasure Island”, “Gulliver’s Travels”, and “The Wind in The Willows”, are just three long-term classics that have been marketed as children’s books. I keep no such distinction on my library shelves. That is probably why Penelope Lively’s “Going Back” stands alongside Mario Vargas Llosa’s “In Praise ofContinue reading “Going Back”

The Village That Died For D-Day

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning, Aaron and Sean cleared space for the anticipated greenhouse. Holly and Bay trees were cut back and Jackie’s old work corner dismantled. The sun danced over Jackie’s head as she contemplated the opening. This afternoon Jackie drove us to Tyneham in Dorset and back. NowContinue reading “The Village That Died For D-Day”