The Wind Gets Up

Having now reached episode 7 of The Crown series 2, we have decided that enough is more than enough. There is too much intrusive invention for our liking. This morning I visited Sears Barbers for Peter to cut my hair. Knowing that later today we would be in for a storm which I believe hasContinue reading “The Wind Gets Up”

Lunch At Steff’s Kitchen

Late this morning Jackie drove us to Fairweather’s Garden Centre in Beaulieu where we met Danni, Andy, Ella, and Elizabeth for lunch in Steff’s Kitchen. The various trees in pools on the road from Brockenhurst were thoroughly irrigated. Beaulieu Lake was also very full, to the satisfaction of the numerous swans. Ella enjoyed playing gamesContinue reading “Lunch At Steff’s Kitchen”

A Quotation From My Grandad

I have previously mentioned an unfortunate complication arising from my knee replacement operation in May. Today, after some delay and a cancellation, Jackie was able do drive me to Lymington Hospital for a visit to consultant, Mr J. Douglas. After various tests he offered the opinion that my prostate is only slightly enlarged and thatContinue reading “A Quotation From My Grandad”

Sunset Wakes

IMAGES NOT IN GROUPS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED. A CLICK ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT. Richard began this morning by fitting oak surfaces to the sink trim and theContinue reading “Sunset Wakes”

Getting The Measure Of The Kitchen

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY Yesterday I was asked by the suppliers of our greenhouse whether I had any photographs they might use in their next brochure. Regular readers will know the answer. This morning I e-mailed them links to four posts. Dale, from Crestwood Showrooms, visited atContinue reading “Getting The Measure Of The Kitchen”

Cleft Cliff

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES This afternoon we all watched Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin, supported by Peter Serafinowicz and Ann-Margret, starring in ‘Going in Style’. This is a wonderful heist romp about three ageing friends getting their own back on a foreclosing bank. I won’t spoilContinue reading “Cleft Cliff”

The Floating Fortress

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS GALLERIES This cold and wet morning we visited Anne at Kitchen Makers in Sway to discuss the finer points of our new kitchen construction. Next, we delivered a batch of photographs to Lal Quilla in Lymington for Raj to make his selection; then I ordered someContinue reading “The Floating Fortress”

Welcome To The World

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE LARGE GROUPS TO ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. THE INDIVIDUAL EXAMPLE NEEDS ITS OWN CLICK FOR ENLARGEMENT. This morning we took a trip to the bank in New Milton, then on to Milford on Sea where Peter of Sears Barbers gave me an excellent haircut. Three days ago,Continue reading “Welcome To The World”

Ever-Changing Skies

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. THE INDIVIDUAL PHOTOGRAPH NEEDS JUST A CLICK. Aaron of A.P. Maintenance has recently completed the last section of fencing, and reorganised the compost bins. Today, he and his nephew Rory took away some of the resultant rubbish. This photographContinue reading “Ever-Changing Skies”

Temporary Service

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ACCESS GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Soon after dawn this morning pink tinged indigo clouds slid across a bright blue background. Within the hour, like the roof at Wimbledon, a slate grey canopy was stretched across the skies, and by the time Jackie drove me out to the bank at New Milton steadyContinue reading “Temporary Service”