In The Night Garden

Following the call of the moon last night Jackie took her camera into the garden to photograph its light; she moved on to sculptures Florence and her Owl She worked on the garden during the day, beginning with lining up tubs of tulips on the patio, showing  those in the process of uncurling alongside earlierContinue reading “In The Night Garden”

John’s Bedroom

The moon still shone brightly as Jackie went out to photograph the pastel pink dawn as it tinted the roof tiles over the gabled bedroom that harboured John Corden on his recent visit. Although we had suffered a little more damage such as fallen  pots, supports, and owls on the decking, the camellias continue toContinue reading “John’s Bedroom”

The Siege Of Krishnapur

In the afternoon of this day of steady rainfall Paul and Margery visited to deliver the painting by John Jones that Paul has now framed. We had an enjoyable conversation over tea and mince pies, and are very pleased with both the picture and the framing. During the rest of the day I finished readingContinue reading “The Siege Of Krishnapur”

A Quotation From My Grandad

I have previously mentioned an unfortunate complication arising from my knee replacement operation in May. Today, after some delay and a cancellation, Jackie was able do drive me to Lymington Hospital for a visit to consultant, Mr J. Douglas. After various tests he offered the opinion that my prostate is only slightly enlarged and thatContinue reading “A Quotation From My Grandad”

Cleft Cliff

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES This afternoon we all watched Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin, supported by Peter Serafinowicz and Ann-Margret, starring in ‘Going in Style’. This is a wonderful heist romp about three ageing friends getting their own back on a foreclosing bank. I won’t spoilContinue reading “Cleft Cliff”

Sussing Possible Rentals

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES For much of the day, Jackie drove me and Flo around the forest, focussing on the location of a few flats she has found that might be suitable for her to rent. First on the itinerary was one over the antiques centre where ElizabethContinue reading “Sussing Possible Rentals”

On The Trail

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED At first light this morning Jackie drove us down to the clifftop at Milford on Sea to watch the sunrise. The forest behind the Isle of Wight and The Needles was a bank of clouds. The lighthouse blinked. Soon a pink lining came into view over  Continue reading “On The Trail”

Welcome To The World

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE LARGE GROUPS TO ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. THE INDIVIDUAL EXAMPLE NEEDS ITS OWN CLICK FOR ENLARGEMENT. This morning we took a trip to the bank in New Milton, then on to Milford on Sea where Peter of Sears Barbers gave me an excellent haircut. Three days ago,Continue reading “Welcome To The World”

Save Our Stream

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Feeling considerably brighter today, I began by tackling two weeks administration. This involved settling bills, correspondence, and collecting a delivery that required a signature. Jackie drove us to Lymington to retrieve the package from the sorting office. Almost across the other side of the High Street is situated PeacockContinue reading “Save Our Stream”

Folding Flyers

Last night a full yellow, pink haloed, moon was framed by limbs of garden trees such as an evergreen mahonia or rolled in the grip of deciduous fingers of beech. This morning we collected Paul’s mount board from Wessex Print in Pennington and delivered this, the flyers, and exhibition prints to The First Gallery, where, whilst enjoying coffeeContinue reading “Folding Flyers”