Spot The Ball

After a Tesco shop this afternoon Jackie drove me into the forest. Along Holmsley Road we had plenty of time to watch the ponies inside an elongated Emlor Polo horse box as the driver executed an impressive reverse. Daises covered the lumpy terrain of Mill Lane with its reflecting pools; its gorse enhanced woodland; andContinue reading “Spot The Ball”

A Huge Pat Of Rooted Soil

Power was returned to Elizabeth’s home during the night. After lunch she returned to sort things out then join us for dinner before settling back into Burnt House Lane. Our storms seem to be over, and we enjoyed a much brighter afternoon when we shopped at Ferndene then continued on a forest drive. Along LyndhurstContinue reading “A Huge Pat Of Rooted Soil”

Slow For Ponies

Today the weather was sun-bright-clear-chilly-cold. We began by purchasing vegetables at Ferndene Farm Shop, then drove into the forest by way of Beckley Common Road where Jackie parked, a jogger passed, and I pictured the surrounding woodland where the harsh squawking of disturbed pheasants interrupted the melodic birdsong. The next parking spot was a lay-byContinue reading “Slow For Ponies”

Lunch At Steff’s Kitchen

Late this morning Jackie drove us to Fairweather’s Garden Centre in Beaulieu where we met Danni, Andy, Ella, and Elizabeth for lunch in Steff’s Kitchen. The various trees in pools on the road from Brockenhurst were thoroughly irrigated. Beaulieu Lake was also very full, to the satisfaction of the numerous swans. Ella enjoyed playing gamesContinue reading “Lunch At Steff’s Kitchen”

Somewhat Disconcerting

Excessive rain interspersed with splendid sunlight spells was the order of the day. In the early gloom gluttonous sparrows from across the road commandeered the seed feeder. A later downpour dropped puddles on our paths. Bright sunshine left sparkling garden views sporting long shadows. After lunch we took a drive into the forest via LyndurstContinue reading “Somewhat Disconcerting”