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”

Piet Mondrian’s Pigments

Just as the sun was thinking about sinking into Mudeford Quay today, gulls circled the Wolf Moon, or basked in the bay, in which a man stood on the sandbank and another walked his dog along the reddened shingle. Easier to focus on the reflected sunlight bouncing off glowing windows It took me a whileContinue reading “Piet Mondrian’s Pigments”

Woodland Sunset

At midday Ronan of Tom Sutton Heating visited to make further planned adjustments to our central heating system. Having, in sharp contrast to yesterday’s constant mist, enjoyed a cloudless blue sky with bright sunshine throughout, after a shopping trip to Ferndene Farm Shop, we took a drive into the forest. I was not the onlyContinue reading “Woodland Sunset”

Focus On The Windscreen

Nick Hayter visited this morning to assess the post-refurbishment decorating work he is to undertake. We enjoyed his usual pleasant conversation. The unconsolable skies shed continuous profuse tears throughout the afternoon, which we began with a trip to the Lymington Post Office collection office to claim a parcel undelivered because of a shortage of £2Continue reading “Focus On The Windscreen”

More Normal Weather For January

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/01/04/a-knights-tale-88-the-firing-squad/ Either side of lunch we cleared most of the various items blocking the areas that Martin P is to start plastering tomorrow. Afterwards we drove to Fordingbridge to deliver a backpack left behind by Stephanie on Boxing Day. We took a leisurely route through the forest. Ponies grazed on theContinue reading “More Normal Weather For January”

Pool Patterns

Straight after lunch on another dimly lit unseasonably warm day we revisited a largely lifeless Lyndhurst High Street where we shopped once more in Down to the Wood and this time in the Antiques Centre; and Jackie managed to resist entering Tasty Pastries. On our return through Boldrewood one of the pottering ponies produced poolContinue reading “Pool Patterns”

Sunset Is For The Birds

This morning I emptied a small cabinet of drawers which stood beside my desk. Some of the contents needed shredding, some were binned, and some found homes in our new cupboards. I then tackled two public bodies who I can only reach on line. I won’t bore you with the details of these, save toContinue reading “Sunset Is For The Birds”

A Little Light Music

While I was seated in the sitting room this morning, blinded by bright sunshine reflected from Jessie’s present of a solar light creating its own moon and star-scape, I became inspired to wander round the house playing a little light music. After lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/21/a-knights-tale-68-the-mans-fingers-still-clutched-the-ball/ Otherwise much of the day was spent clearing myContinue reading “A Little Light Music”

Before And After Sunset

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/11/11/a-knights-tale-62-appendicitis/ then set about starting the vast shredding of paperwork going back almost two decades that clearance of the vestibule cupboard that is to be replaced has prompted. I may be some time. We lunched and caught up with each other at Tyrell’s Ford with Helen, Shelly, Bill, and Ron. MyContinue reading “Before And After Sunset”

“This Is Susan….”

One of the lessons we have learned while clearing cupboards for Kitchen Makers to replace is that cupboards can very quickly become dumping grounds for items we will never use again, but always think may come in handy one day. It is quite evident that anything lost in a closet for seven years probably willContinue reading ““This Is Susan….””