Standing Out

On another cool, crisp, bright morning of full sunshine we drove to Milford Supplies to buy more picture nails, and continued into the forest. Looking into the valley below and across to a distant, hazy, Bournemouth from Picket’s Post, I watched foraging ponies warming on the moorland. Greys also stood out on the hillside alongContinue reading “Standing Out”

Murky Moorland

Becky and Ian returned home to Southbourne early this afternoon. Later on this, another dreary, dismal, day Jackie and I took a brief forest drive just before the light finally failed a little after my camera battery had done so. While recharging I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/01/03/a-knights-tale-87-villeneuvette/ With sunset – not that we would see it –Continue reading “Murky Moorland”

More Water For The Animals

Early yesterday evening Jackie drove us to Darbar Indian restaurant in Emsworth where we joined Becky and Ian in celebration of our daughter’s 50th birthday. Catching up after six months in lockdown was remarkably easy – we just dropped into delightful conversation over excellent food with attentive service. We shared poppadoms, onion bahjis, three differentContinue reading “More Water For The Animals”

Nugget, You’ve Got Mail

This morning while Jackie applied herself to unearthing food for Nugget, I occupied myself with dead-heading roses. The two photographs above are a day’s relief for eyes which struggled with yesterday’s “Where’s Nugget?”. Hearing Jackie clearly speaking Avian I thought at first she had been addressing her little robin, but in fact it was “thoseContinue reading “Nugget, You’ve Got Mail”

Trichologists Having Fun

The storm that raged through the night and most of the day had Jackie regretting the time she had spent watering the garden yesterday. By the afternoon the precipitation was beginning to be interrupted by periods of sunshine. After lunch it seemed to be the weather to buy a new tyre to replace the oneContinue reading “Trichologists Having Fun”

Woodpeckers

Elizabeth moved Mum into Woodpeckers Residential Home early yesterday evening, so we paid our mother visit this afternoon. Notice the cattle grid at the entrance intended to deter hopeful ponies from obtaining treats from the residents. Initial reactions are very good. The converted house is well appointed, and the staff caring and attentive, Mum appearsContinue reading “Woodpeckers”

Flounces

INDIVIDUAL IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON THEM, REPEATED IF REQUIRED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A CLUSTER ACCESS ITS GALLERY, EACH OF THOSE IN WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT We are experiencing a little colder spell at the moment, and, this morning drove outContinue reading “Flounces”

A Menacing Hoodie

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning I made a birthday card for Orlaith, using this photograph taken by Holly a few days after her daughter’s birth. Jackie drove me to New Milton to post it this afternoon, and on afterwards for a forest trip via Holmsley Passage. Beside the passage thisContinue reading “A Menacing Hoodie”

Wait For Us

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning Jackie and I kept our appointment with Neils Dagless of Dagless and Whitlock. He witnessed our signatures on the mortgage documents. There was no charge for his service, but we were asked for a donation to the Oakhaven Hospice. We were happy to do this.Continue reading “Wait For Us”