“You Have To Get The Ball Over That Line By Throwing It Backwards”

Here is the post I didn’t have time for yesterday, featuring the Six Nations rugby match between Wales and Ireland. The primary aim of a game of rugby is to score as many tries as possible by grounding the ball on the opposite side of the opponents’ goal line. The try notches up 5 points.Continue reading ““You Have To Get The Ball Over That Line By Throwing It Backwards””

Primroses For Tootlepedal

This morning I watched most of the second day’s play of the current cricket Test Match between England and Indian Channel 4. During the afternoon and early evening it was the turn of ITV’s coverage of the Six Nations rugby internationals between Italy and France; and between England and Scotland. I am so grateful toContinue reading “Primroses For Tootlepedal”

On The Beach

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENHANCE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Darting pin points of fleeting snow given added impetus by biting winds crossing Christchurch Bay failed to deter family out to enjoy fun on the sand, despite this morning’s gloom necessitating the use of car headlights. For the firstContinue reading “On The Beach”

Start Of The Six Nations

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today I watched Six Nations Rugby. The first game, between Scotland and Ireland was played at Murrayfield, and broadcast by BBC. Pundits, like Jeremy Guscott and John Inverdale and spectators, such as James Nesbitt, are important participants. After this, ITV broadcast the match between EnglandContinue reading “Start Of The Six Nations”

A Little Tart

This morning the brilliant neck of the pheasant, joining the pigeons and doves scavenging for scraps from the smaller birds’ breakfast table, occasionally emerged from the pieris camouflage and peered expectantly awaiting the next morsel to be dropped. After our coffee I scanned some more colour slides from 1971. The photographs were all taken in the garden atContinue reading “A Little Tart”


This morning was spent making up for procrastination in various ways. My desk sits in the hall that doubles as a study. Despite the fact that I know where everything is, it does become a little untidy. Jackie never complains, but I know she would rather visitors saw some sort of order when they entered theContinue reading “Procrastination”

Inside The Deserted House

Jackie has provided me with updated information on the deserted house mentioned yesterday. Here it is:  ‘Having driven fairly regularly past this house over the years, I can report that altho’ it has lost some of it’s character, it still exists, and houses on this prestigious Surrey village green cost an absolute fortune (close to £1,000000!).Continue reading “Inside The Deserted House”