Marl Pits

On another bright, chill, morning we sought Christmas presents at Old Milton, where the pavement display outside Serendipity offered an embarrassment of fantastic figures which we managed to resist. Our next venue was Lymington High Street where a well stocked toyshop encouraged visitors; and Santa displayed the skills of Friends hairdressers. When parking at theContinue reading “Marl Pits”

Witchcraft With Acorns

The light today was gloomy and the slate-grey overhead colander-canopy constantly leaked drizzle. Jackie reported that this morning while Muggle tweeted in her ear she realised that there was another exchange of battle cries between Nugget and someone else who occupied the garden of No 5 Downton Lane. There are now three robins setting outContinue reading “Witchcraft With Acorns”

What’s For Lunch?

On another dismal but drier day, Elizabeth left early to transport Mum to her respite care home in Netley. A little later Jackie and I drove to Ringwood where I collected some printer inks while she did some Christmas shopping. We met in Café Aroma where we lunched to our satisfaction. I chose Italian hamContinue reading “What’s For Lunch?”

Hauling Grandpa

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE ENLARGED BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Leaving Elizabeth house and dog sitting, the rest of us spent the morning in Burley. It is amazing how much time can be occupied in scouring a fewContinue reading “Hauling Grandpa”

Knobbly Knees

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED If you have no choice but to resort to vast shopping outlets, Bournemouth’s Castlepoint is far more user friendly than most. This is where we drove today for Jackie’s outfit for her niece Rachel’s wedding to Gareth in a few days’ time. Jackie led the way acrossContinue reading “Knobbly Knees”

Enticing

CLICK ON CLUSTERED IMAGES FOR ACCESS TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Lyndhurst, considered to be the hub of The New Forest is home to the National  Park’s Visitor Centre, and consequently many gift shops ideal for Christmas shopping. We arrived there after sunset yesterday afternoon, which made the shop windows even moreContinue reading “Enticing”