Ice Cream Delivery

Jackie swept liberally scattered beech nuts from the Rose Garden this morning. Scoobie kept her company. On the Back Drive he found a fossilised rat which I opted not to photograph. We have a liberal supply of petunias, begonias, and Japanese anemones. Bees busied themselves gathering pollen, ignoring the fact that some plants remained dog-eared;Continue reading “Ice Cream Delivery”

Harry Potter in Oz

Yesterday morning, before I spent the whole afternoon writing the post on The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Jackie and I followed Becky, Ian, and Scooby to the Beachcomber CafĂ© at Barton on Sea. The angelic, ageing Jack Russel – 17 next month – earned extra Bonio rations and heaps of admiration on the day of ourContinue reading “Harry Potter in Oz”

Once More Unto The Beach House

Jackie delivered me to New Milton station this morning, for me to travel to Waterloo. A little more than an hour later, she collected me and we collected a waistcoat from Fagan’s and some paint from Milford Supplies. After watching the messages of the station indicators switching from ‘delayed’ to ‘cancelled’ and back again forContinue reading “Once More Unto The Beach House”