Proliferated In The Last Month

On this fine spring morning we took a trip to Mudeford. Gulls lined up to welcome us as Jackie drove towards the quay. A pair of serene cygnets sailed across the calm harbour, while a hunched egret tried to pass itself off as a gull. Currents meeting on the open sea created spray-tipped turbulence towardsContinue reading “Proliferated In The Last Month”

“Don’t Get Me In Your Picture”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Our friend Sheila Knight died last week. She had been ill for some time. We will be unable to attend the funeral, but I had been asked to write a tribute. I did so this morning and e-mailed it. It will be entered in a book andContinue reading ““Don’t Get Me In Your Picture””

A Losing Battle

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN CLUSTERS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning we drove to Milford on Sea to search out a door handle in the architectural salvage outlet there. The establishment was closed, so we consoled ourselves with brunch at The Needle’s Eye Cafe. I enjoyedContinue reading “A Losing Battle”

Defending Southampton Water

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another splendid September summer’s morning, Jackie drove us to Calshot and back. Calshot Beach had just two occupants: the proverbial one man and his dog. A woman was discussing the refurbishment of her beach hut. What had at first seemed a simple carpentry job had developed into aContinue reading “Defending Southampton Water”

Losing Control

12th July 2014 I began the day by posting yesterday’s entry. This afternoon Jackie drove me to New Milton where I boarded the train to Waterloo for a trip to Shampers, Simon Pearson’s wine bar in Kingly Street, where Michael was holding his second 50th birthday celebration. To walk my normal route to Green Park,Continue reading “Losing Control”

A Vigil

I had some difficulty reading the Oxford History on the train to Waterloo today.  After unsuccessfully struggling to shut out a conversation between two men sitting opposite about a business meeting concerning the creation of a website, I decamped to a seat further up the carriage.  This was not entirely successful; first because their voicesContinue reading “A Vigil”