Packing Up The Kitchen

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPHS MAY BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY. SCROLL DOWN TO BOTTOM RIGHT AND CHECK VIEW FULL SIZE IF REQUIRED. This morning we began preparations for the kitchen work beginning on Monday. First, a table in the Utility Room was cleared to receive theContinue reading “Packing Up The Kitchen”

The Catering Service

We continued packing today until we ran out of boxes. It is one of the conditions of our tenancy that we are required to ensure that smoke detectors are working and the batteries and all light bulbs are serviceable. I have written about and illustrated before the difficulty of reaching the light bulbs. Because theyContinue reading “The Catering Service”

A Second Chance

Elizabeth and Danni came over for a pub meal last night. The Plough Inn at Tiptoe, our first choice, was fully booked until 8.30, so we popped down to The Trusty Servant Inn at which there was room. Unfortunately their main oven had just ceased working, so there were a number of dishes they wereContinue reading “A Second Chance”

Recycled Metals

Although the sky clouded over later, the sun gleamed over Minstead and its environs as I set off on the Matthew and Oddie walk this morning. There must have been quite a lot of rain during the night, for water streamed off the fields and into the recently drier ditches. The pothole pools were replenished.Continue reading “Recycled Metals”

‘Time To Go’

This morning I was surprised to hear a very satisfied male woodpigeon joyfully waking the residents of Westbourne Grove.  I am spending the weekend in Sutherland Place, which is not where there is a great deal of evidence of avian life.  Much as it may try, it doesn’t match up to the night owls and morning cocksContinue reading “‘Time To Go’”

She Was Indispensable

Bidding farewell to Jackie’s Morning Glory, after she delivered me to Southampton I boarded the train for Waterloo for a last weekend’s packing before the final removal from Sutherland Place.  Not a journey you want to make on a hot Saturday morning.  Had a woman, who was leaving the train in a few minutes at Winchester,Continue reading “She Was Indispensable”