He Flies Like A Bird

Today Nick was mostly painting woodwork. This afternoon we shopped at Tesco and at Milford on Sea Pharmacy. There were queues at neither outlet. From Tesco we drove to Milford on Sea via Angel Lane alongside which Jackie parked and I walked a while, photographing woodland, a mossy oak, a mushroom, and autumn leaves floatingContinue reading “He Flies Like A Bird”

Beach Photography

Yesterday our blogging friend Jill Weatherholt posted about EtchASketch. She asked what toys from our childhoods gave us nostalgic memories. Responding to my comment she prompted me to feature the birthday present I gave Jackie on 1st June this year. She happened to mention her father’s Christmas Santa gifts which were designed something like thisContinue reading “Beach Photography”

High Street Gallery

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE GROUP TO ACCESS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. This afternoon Jackie drove Elizabeth and me to Lyndhurst so that my sister could replenish her cabinet at the Antiques Centre. This gave me the opportunity toContinue reading “High Street Gallery”

Watching The World Go By

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 This afternoon Jackie delivered me to a bench at the crossroads beside the Burley war memorial in order for me to focus on who came by.Continue reading “Watching The World Go By”

A Day For Ice Cream

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This splendidly spring-like day was conducive to more autumn tidying in the garden, after which we went for a drive in the forest. We hadn’t been down Pauls Lane before. We hoped we wouldn’t meet anyone approaching from the opposite direction. From a little further on weContinue reading “A Day For Ice Cream”

Losing The Plot?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The sun returned today. This set us up nicely for our trawl through local solicitors in order to find one acceptable to the Family Building Society and willing to witness our signatures on the Mortgage Deed and the Declaration of Understanding. Starting off at Milford on SeaContinue reading “Losing The Plot?”

On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Jackie often points out potential subjects for photographs for which I take the credit. This morning she alerted me to an array of spiders’ webs on the decking. All that was picked up by the sunshine on this example was the lower half of the larger web.Continue reading “On The Beach”

Donkeys and Ice Cream

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED When we arrived home from Elizabeth’s late yesterday afternoon, the house was very smoky, and the garden full of ash, all emanating from a bonfire in the North Breeze garden, which had been almost razed to the ground. The jungle is no more. Much rain in theContinue reading “Donkeys and Ice Cream”

Blackberrying Donkeys

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. I had an interesting conversation at my bank this morning. For some months now there have been placed several bowls of sweets on the counters, for customers to consume. I commented that they still had these on offer. ‘We do look after you’, was the response. ‘Hmm’,Continue reading “Blackberrying Donkeys”

From Ice Cream To Bread And Butter

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today was dull and heavy with the promise of rain that never came to relieve the oppression. I took a trip back to the summer of 1985 through the medium of colour slides which I┬áscanned. Here Louisa tackles an ice cream in the garden of our GracedaleContinue reading “From Ice Cream To Bread And Butter”