Magnolia Time

This afternoon Jackie drove us into the forest. The gardens of Sway featured a flowing stream beyond a lichen tattooed tree in Mead End Road; a pink magnolia towering over a hedge in Adlam’s Lane; a magnolia stellata competing with a variegated privet in Brighton Road; and another pink one stating its ascendancy over aContinue reading “Magnolia Time”


We did watch Bill Nighy in ‘Turks & Caicos’ last night. It was some kind of spy drama, neither thrilling nor intriguing. Nighy was convincing as a burnt-out civil servant doubling up as an MI5 agent in cahoots with Christopher Walken’s cunning and unscrupulous CIA man. A competent Helena Bonham-Carter wheedled incriminating information out ofContinue reading “Sky”