Freckles Revealed

We arrived at Lidl at 8.30 this morning, which proved to be the perfect time. There was no queue and Jackie was able to make a month’s worth of purchases in good time while I sat in the car, read a book and received instruction from other shoppers in how to load a car beforeContinue reading “Freckles Revealed”

Shopping During Lockdown

We were given to expect rain for much of the day. In the event the overcast clouds retained their moisture. Soon after 9 a.m. we drove to Tesco Superstore in New Milton for our week’s shop. I photographed the pink climbing rose on the front trellis. The supermarket car park was almost full. Jackie joinedContinue reading “Shopping During Lockdown”

Ferndene Farm Shop Is Open

This morning I received an e-mail from our brother-in-law, Ron Salinger, attaching this photograph of a ship’s boiler exposed on Highcliffe beach last Thursday, 9th April, at the town’s lowest tide of the year. It is probably from Grampus, a tug wrecked in the 1920s. Today the air was still hazy shortly before 9 a.m.Continue reading “Ferndene Farm Shop Is Open”

Wet, Wet, Wet

The wind had dropped today. Unfortunately it was not available to send the leaden clouds on their way. They hung overhead, shedding rain all day. Initially not much more than drizzle fell, so Jackie continued her autumn clearance and I joined her for a while. I brought the heavy precipitation with me, but stayed outContinue reading “Wet, Wet, Wet”

Ice Cream Or Cream Tea?

Today we enjoyed lunch at Woodpeckers with Mum, Elizabeth, Danni and Ella. Three of us chose roast chicken with all the trimmings; Elizabeth went for nut roast; and some of her parents’ liquidised spaghetti bolognese found its way into Ella’s mouth. Danni’s delightful photograph demonstrates that her daughter still has to learn to feed herselfContinue reading “Ice Cream Or Cream Tea?”

Market Day

Lymington High Street descends a steep incline towards Quay Street at the bottom. The good quality Saturday Market stalls are set up on both sides of the street. Who would be daft enough to struggle through these throngs up and down the hill combining Christmas shopping with a photographic record of the Saturday before Christmas?Continue reading “Market Day”

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”

The Independent

On a bright and sunny morning Jackie drove me to Giles’s Fox Hat home, where I delivered the┬áChesterton material he had lent me. She returned home and came back later to pick me up from the village of Milford on Sea. I had reached there by walking down Sharvills Road, up New Valley Drive andContinue reading “The Independent”