“Just Like Daddy’s”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I became a veritable barber in a dead-heading spree. I began with the prolific Japanese anemones in the front garden. As I look out of my sitting room window each morning, I think of that excellent blogging poet Pleasant Street, who commented recently that she preferred toContinue reading ““Just Like Daddy’s””

The Crane

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning Shelly and Ron visited with more presents for Jackie. We sat talking on the patio before conducting the obligatory garden tour. The poplar, of which I featured a close-up yesterday, made a pleasing back drop to our conversation. Also yesterday I photographed Just Joey beforeContinue reading “The Crane”

Mini Marathon Part 1

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today’s rain was heavier, and steady. We drove to the Post Office in Hordle to replenish my stock of stamps and send the French water payment on its way. The next visit was to have been to the dump with our bags of hedge and other clippings. WeContinue reading “Mini Marathon Part 1”

Which Statues?

CLICKING ON IMAGES WILL ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF NECESSARY Yesterday, Jackie bought two nicely weathered stone urns from an outlet in Molly’s Den, and positioned them either side of the brick path. She accidentally let slip that there were four more available. Naturally we had to dash off this morning to procure them. We alsoContinue reading “Which Statues?”

A Silver Lining

This morning Aaron started work on preparing the stairs and landing for redecoration. Later, Jackie drove Becky, Ian and me to Molly’s Den. Becky, who has been undertaking extensive and detailed market research since applying for places for a father and daughter team on ‘Bargain Hunt’, the TV antiques competition programme, had not yet visitedContinue reading “A Silver Lining”


Yesterday’s steady rain changed to showery weather today. One rainfall soaked us as we ran from the car to Molly’s Den; another kept us in the car when, after the Den shopping trip Jackie and I drove down to Barton on Sea. The return visit to Molly’s was in search of some Victorian glasses for Shelly’sContinue reading “Schnittlinie”

Her Very Own Seaside

Molly’s Den is the name of a company that runs vast Vintage Antiques emporia in Hampshire and Dorset. We chose to visit the one in New Milton this morning. It offers several hours entertainment and the opportunity to pick up interesting bargains. There is a tea room, a very large play area, including an old bus,Continue reading “Her Very Own Seaside”