“He’s Escaped Pannage”

On another wet and gloomy morning we drove to Setley Ridge Garden Centre to buy a present for Helen, whose birthday it is today. Is there anything more dismal than a popular garden centre, normally thriving at weekends, to have hidden this sign beneath an empty display unit? Having done their best to beat Covid-19Continue reading ““He’s Escaped Pannage””

Godwits Galore

This morning we drove to Ferndene Farm Shop for three bags of all Purpose compost. Jackie explored the rows of plants on sale as she also bought some trailing lobelias, and found time to encourage one of the resident pigs, which was labouring somewhat, to step up to the trough for a drink. On ourContinue reading “Godwits Galore”

“Get Off My Drive”

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 ENLARGEMENTS CAN BE MADE WITH A CLICK OR TWO On the afternoon of this very dull day, Jackie drove me into the forest. The stretchContinue reading ““Get Off My Drive””

‘You Haven’t Closed The Door’

Jackie Ryder, who is, I gather, something of an expert, recommended the Cuckoo Inn, lying near the far end of Lyburn Road, as the perfect country pub.  We therefore decided to try it out today.  Before arriving at Nomansland, we took a trip to Burley Street to have a look at a house.  The ownerContinue reading “‘You Haven’t Closed The Door’”