Anyone For Croquet?

A drowsy morning was necessary for me after yesterday’s exertions, although the Head Gardener did plant a number of seeds in the greenhouse. This afternoon – cold with sunny intervals – we took a drive into the forest. A game of croquet was in progress on the green at Nomansland. The players were unfazed byContinue reading “Anyone For Croquet?”

Smiling For The Cameras

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We have several sparrows’ nests in the garden. They, along with various other small birds, take their ablutions in the Waterboy’s pool, as they did this morning. Sometimes they await their turn for a dip on the little lad’s head, flying off after they are done. OtherContinue reading “Smiling For The Cameras”

Heron In Flight

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I printed yesterday’s random header picture for our friend Mary. We posted it this afternoon. After lunch Jackie and I took two orange bags of garden pruningContinue reading “Heron In Flight”

“They Aren’t Going To Fly Away”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning we took a trip back to Gordleton Barn to measure a door I had photographed on our last trip in the hope that it might be suitable to replace our inner front door I don’t like. It wasContinue reading ““They Aren’t Going To Fly Away””

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”

Losing Control

12th July 2014 I began the day by posting yesterday’s entry. This afternoon Jackie drove me to New Milton where I boarded the train to Waterloo for a trip to Shampers, Simon Pearson’s wine bar in Kingly Street, where Michael was holding his second 50th birthday celebration. To walk my normal route to Green Park,Continue reading “Losing Control”

To Sir, With Love

Just after lunch we drove to Ringwood to shop, then delivered a present for John and Stephanie to Helen and Bill’s at Poulner. The earring no longer adorns the information board in the car park.  I do hope it is now happily reunited with its partner and dangling from one of a pair of beautifulContinue reading “To Sir, With Love”

Oak Tree Farm

Yesterday’s observant readers will have noticed the post was earlier than usual.  This is because I pressed ‘Publish’ rather than ‘Preview’ by mistake.  Once today’s posts have been set in motion there is no turning back.  Some of us, of course still use what is jocularly termed ‘snail mail’, where you write on paper, placeContinue reading “Oak Tree Farm”

A Night At The Globe

I began the day by photographing the corner of the garden in which the new fernery is located, so that Danni can see where it is. Jackie then drove us back to Morden in readiness for a visit to The Globe Theatre this evening.  Sam and Holly had given me two tickets for Richard IIIContinue reading “A Night At The Globe”

Walking In The Rain

Well, I thought this would be an original title for the summer of 2012.  Yesterday’s sunshine  proved to be an aberration.  This morning we were back to normal, pouring rain.  As I needed to go into Morden to present yesterday’s wine stained raiment to the dry cleaners and to pay in some cheques I continued onContinue reading “Walking In The Rain”