An Avian Altercation

The sun made brief appearances during another warm day which we began by driving to Milford Pharmacy to collect repeat prescriptions. The Needles Loch Ness Monster substitute cast its baleful eye over the proverbial millpond that was the Solent. A gentleman entertained his frisky barking dogs on the shingle then walked away along the promenade.Continue reading “An Avian Altercation”

Bembridge

Jackie rose early this morning and sat in a chair on the patio with a cup of instant coffee. In an instant Nugget was on a paving stone peering hopefully up at the rim of the cup. Now, “Where’s Nugget?” (16). Today’s weather was blustery and damp. The Test Match was delayed until after lunch.Continue reading “Bembridge”

Nesting Teapots

Before visiting Otter Nurseries for compost this morning we took a drive into the forest. We met two different large vans on Undershore. This was the widest, straightest, end of this narrow sinuous lane. A solitary pony made its way past a row of old thatched cottages facing the green at Pilley. On the outskirtsContinue reading “Nesting Teapots”

“The Smell Of Autumn”

Today was pleasantly temperate. We took an early drive into the forest where the wider roads are often crossed by hoofed animals who make the own tracks into the woodland. We stopped at the junction between Crow Hill and Charles’s Lane for me to photograph examples. The track forks with one tine running alongside Charles’sContinue reading ““The Smell Of Autumn””

Criminals Beware

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Jackie drove me to New Milton this morning for me to catch the train to Waterloo so I could lunch with Norman. It had been the intention that she would drive me home at the end of the day, but that is not how it worked out.Continue reading “Criminals Beware”

None So Brazen

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Autumn tidying in the garden produced enough clippings to warrant a trip to the Efford Recycling Centre. In exchange for two bags of these and £4 we returned with four firm chair cushions for raising the front passenger seat, and a plinth for the owl in theContinue reading “None So Brazen”

Message In A Bottle?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I tidied up the Head Gardener’s Walk. It was becoming a little overgrown. This was the result. Apart from a brief spell of sunshine when I was carrying out thisContinue reading “Message In A Bottle?”

The First Gothic Novel

Jackie, as usual, drove me to and from New Milton for my trip to London to visit Norman for lunch, and Carol afterwards. I took my usual routes from Waterloo to their respective homes. A woman also being delivered to the home station this morning, left her driver with a farewell that had me chuckling.Continue reading “The First Gothic Novel”