Playing With The Big Girls

On a bright, sunny, and warm morning we took a trip to Everton Nurseries were there was no queue and Jackie was able to buy the elusive trailing petunias. The young man collecting up the discarded trolleys sanitised the handles of every one. It was perhaps no coincidence that he was tall enough to haveContinue reading “Playing With The Big Girls”

Compost Soup

There is now some confusion about whether it is acceptable here to drive to an exercise location. Today I confined myself to our garden and the footpath across Roger Cobb’s farm on Downton Lane. This was once a regular walk – before my knee surgeries. In the garden more tulips are opening and daffodils continueContinue reading “Compost Soup”

Gravel Pit Cottage

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY, EACH MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE FURTHER ENLARGED BY CLICKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT We began this cold, bright, day with two trips to the recycling centre to dispose of bags of garden refuse. Afterwards we drove around the east of theContinue reading “Gravel Pit Cottage”

The Biggest Aspidistra In The World?

(THE TITLE IS THE RESULT OF AN ERROR ON MY PART. AS SEVERAL COMMENTERS HAVE POINTED OUT, MY ASPIDISTRA IS A PLUMBAGO. AH, WELL, IT GAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE GRACIE FIELDS. I WON’T CORRECT MY TEXT, BECAUSE THE JOKE IS NOW ON ME, BUT THANKS ARE DUE TO ALL MY EDITORS 🙂 Even though today wasContinue reading “The Biggest Aspidistra In The World?”

Entering Bridgetown

When you have been a townie all your life and you take up residence in an area that has none of the mains services that you have taken for granted, you tend to forget things. Like oil for the central heating. Because there is no gas. Then you tend to run out at a BankContinue reading “Entering Bridgetown”

Animals On The Road

This afternoon Jackie drove us on a tour of the east of The New Forest. The first stop was just outside Sway, where I spotted an attractive looking pony. Once out of the car and approaching my prey, I found there was another family member emerging from the gorse bush, some of which still adheredContinue reading “Animals On The Road”

More Of North Wales

This morning we prepared the rooms upstairs in readiness for the Christmas hoards. The first task was replacing the towel rail and cabinet and cleaning the bathroom that Aaron has redecorated. Our friend, who is A.P. Maintenance, would have come back to carry this out, but we encouraged him to stick to his well earned holiday. TheContinue reading “More Of North Wales”