“So I Could Get A Photograph Like That”

By lunchtime today I had passed six more of Charles Keeping’s characteristic illustrations on my visit to ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’. ‘Quilp’s Wharf’ is an accurate depiction of such Thames-side area of the period. ‘Richard Swiveller’s companion addressed him with great energy and earnestness of manner’ as we can see. ‘Here, then he sat, hisContinue reading ““So I Could Get A Photograph Like That””

A Soggy Forest

Becky and Ian returned home to Emsworth yesterday evening. As forecast, the rain didn’t set in this morning until 11. We therefore set off for a drive at 10. The sunken tarmac at the corner of Hordle and Sky End Lanes always fills up during heavy rain. It has recently been marked out for repair.Continue reading “A Soggy Forest”

Gulls And Buoys

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERY The steady rain we have been experiencing for a few days made way for sunshine by mid-morning, so Jackie drove us to Keyhaven and back. Many of the roads, like this one leading to the harbour carpark, were waterlogged. I tested my Driver’s patienceContinue reading “Gulls And Buoys”