“National Block The Road Day”

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER CLICKS OFFER FURTHER ENLARGEMENT On another gloriously warm day on which soft cerulean skies swept the landscape, Jackie drove us to Nomansland and back viaContinue reading ““National Block The Road Day””

Checking Out The Venue

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Late this morning sunlight burst onto the canna lily given to us by Helen Keenan. The garden beyond was alive with the buzzing of bees and fluttering butterflies like this Small White three quarters of the way up the lines of a hanging basket or this CommaContinue reading “Checking Out The Venue”

Joints Not Yet Stiffened

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. After the usual weeding and tidying in the garden, Jackie drove us out into the forest, where we eventually lunched at Hockey’s Farm in South Gorley. We travelled via Nomansland where I communed with a disinterested group of ponies cropping the grass beside a recumbent foal. OneContinue reading “Joints Not Yet Stiffened”

Readies; Reads; Resuscitation

CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE OTHERS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Over coffee this morning, we had reason to try to remember the name of a cafe in Milford on Sea. We now have two reference points for such information. Jackie favours the Google walk; my preference is thisContinue reading “Readies; Reads; Resuscitation”

She Mistook My Brogues For Acorns

Barrie and Vicki dropped in this morning to present me with Barrie’s new book, ‘Walking in the Sea’. I look forward to reading it. Ever since my lingering cold in August, I have been feeling decidedly under par, so Jackie persuaded me to visit the GP, made the appointment, and drove me there. After aContinue reading “She Mistook My Brogues For Acorns”

The Kiss

Today I invite you to take the perimeter walk with me. When I did this three days ago, I undertook to repeat it in a photo shoot. This is it: At first the path looks wide and safe enough. The house can be seen through the occasional gap in the fence on our left. ToContinue reading “The Kiss”

Symbols Of England

Jackie and I began the day by driving Matthew to Nomansland to show him Lyburn Cottage.  We wandered around the green on the edge of the forest before having a drink in The Lamb Inn. A cricket pitch is chained off on this edge of the forest.  Keeping the outfield grass down is clearly takenContinue reading “Symbols Of England”


When I posted The Magnificent Seven, I was in France, and not carrying my archived photos from 2008.  I was therefore unable to illustrate it suitably.  This morning, having stored them on the new iMac, I picked a few at random and added a postscript.  It wasn’t quite a straightforward operation because I had toContinue reading “Nomansland”