Bed Head And Bum Flossing

On a warm and sunny morning we drove to the pharmacy at Milton on Sea, and on into the forest. Starry sun reflecting from a window on the Isle of Wight sparkled on the Solent, as it gently lapped against the sea wall and Hurst Castle in the distance. The eroding cliffs, speaking of manyContinue reading “Bed Head And Bum Flossing”

Round The Harbour

On a sun-bright, finger-tingling afternoon we drove to Mudeford where I wandered for a while. Fishing paraphernalia including coiled ropes, piled crab pots, bright buoys and rust-red chains lay neatly on the concrete and gravel area. Someone with a sense of national colours had placed a a child’s bright red and blue hat on anContinue reading “Round The Harbour”

Just In Time To Catch It

I spent much of this day of sunshine and showers writing Christmas cards and making prints at my desk which has a direct view into the kitchen. It wasn’t far off sunset when we posted the messages, but we just had time to catch it at Mudeford. Note that the capsized boat I spotted aContinue reading “Just In Time To Catch It”

Six Trains

This post by Linda at shoreacres, https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/32382/posts/2281944455 took me back this morning to my 1940s childhood. Linda has eloquently described steam railways in America. From 1947 to 1954 the magical – to us children at least – The Devon Belle steamed past our kitchen window in Raynes Park on its way from Waterloo station toContinue reading “Six Trains”

Tanners Lane

This afternoon I ambled round the sunlit garden. Pink and red camellias, which first bloomed in January, appear to be going on for ever. Tulips, like these yellow ones, are now replacing some fading daffodils, while a variety of others are still in the bloom of youth. Jackie planted these leucojum vernum last Autumn. TheContinue reading “Tanners Lane”

The Drove

On yet another warm and sunny afternoon, Jackie drove me to Milford on Sea where Peter, of Sears Barbers, cut my hair. Afterwards we took a trip into the forest. Despite the record high temperatures for February that we have recently experienced, there remain many waterlogged areas offering reflective surfaces. These examples lay on theContinue reading “The Drove”

Two For Joy

This afternoon we collected repeat prescriptions from the Pharmacy at Milford on Sea. The Needles and their lighthouse had transmogrified into a red-eyed sea monster. As equally calm as the Solent was the surface of Hatchet Pond with its skimming waterfowl and shimmering landscape. While a photographer peered into the sun a friendly gull stoodContinue reading “Two For Joy”

A Rorschach Test

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. SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED Our trip to the forest was somewhat delayed this afternoon; our passage from ourContinue reading “A Rorschach Test”

We Didn’t Chat For Long

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY This morning Aaron, of AP Maintenance, tackled the storm damage. He replaced the back drive barrier plants; repaired Jackie’s screen covering the five barred fence; gathered up fallen branches; and tidied up the cypress, which now looks like this. Sending wood-chips flying fromContinue reading “We Didn’t Chat For Long”

From High Noon To Sunset Strip

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY Just after midday, Jackie drove me to Sears Barbers at Milford on Sea for Peter to cut my hair.I am accustomed to barbers laying down their shears to answer the telephone, but today’s hiatus was brought about in a manner I not experiencedContinue reading “From High Noon To Sunset Strip”