“Three!?”

Needless to say, the BT e-mail problem that, four days ago, I had been promised would be resolved within 72 hours was not. I therefore spent an hour on the phone this morning, first with an advisor in Belfast, then with one in Cardiff. I won’t bore you with the details, save to say thatContinue reading ““Three!?””

More Than She Could Chew

Aaron works in all weathers. This morning, however warm enough, was even too wet for him. He visited anyway and we enjoyed a pleasant conversation over tea, coffee, and biscuits. Afterwards I watched England’s World Cup Rugby match against Tonga. Although this afternoon the skies remained overcast, the steady rain let up; Jackie worked onContinue reading “More Than She Could Chew”

Select Six

Much of the morning was spent trawling through twelve months of photographs, seeking a selection from several thousand of the New Forest from which to enter six images into the Everton Festival: three prints, and three electronic efforts. This was a daunting effort. How do you portray this particular forest? A pony portrait of courseContinue reading “Select Six”

Ferns Unfurling

This afternoon Jackie drove me to Sears Barbers at Milford on Sea, where Peter cut my hair. We continued into the forest. This lane is one we traversed at North Ripley. From high ground near Linford we admired landscapes over farmland. Horses may be seen in some, and a stretch of hawthorn in another. TheContinue reading “Ferns Unfurling”

The Persistent Suitor

This morning Jackie drove me to New Hall Hospital and back for follow-up visits to surgeon Mr Ivar Kask and to physiotherapist Vanessa. Both were happy with progress and neither needs to see me again. We followed an unnamed narrow winding lane from Bodenham, just behind the hospital, to Charlton-All-Saints. Hoping we would not meetContinue reading “The Persistent Suitor”

Ponies At The Door

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT. THIS MAY BE REPEATED FOR MORE DETAIL After an exchange of e-mails this morning, I had sufficient information to make the bank transfer of payment for the unexpected French land tax demand. Jackie drove me to the bank at Lymington where I completed the process. We then tookContinue reading “Ponies At The Door”

‘Wait For Me, Mum’

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I tidied up after some of Jackie’s cutting back yesterday, and was then rewarded by delicious scents from the roses as I dead-headed them. Elizabeth came to lunch and dinner. This afternoon the three of us drove out to Hyde where we enjoyed refreshments inContinue reading “‘Wait For Me, Mum’”

Location Established

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES┬áTHAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. The discovery of a few more colour negatives from 1986, with the aid of a properly labelled photograph album, enabled me to establish that the mountain scaled by Matthew and Sam in yesterday’s post was actually in North Wales, nearContinue reading “Location Established”

Gooseberry

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning Jackie drove us around the east of the forest. At East End we passed some ponies chomping by the roadside. It was a narrow lane, so Jackie drove on and parked in a passing spot for me to walk back to photograph the scene. ThisContinue reading “Gooseberry”