Down To The Sea

Yesterday evening I watched a recording of the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland; this morning one of the match between Ireland and Wales. After lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/02/06/a-knights-tale-99-1987-part-two/ Elizabeth e-mailed a selection of her photographs from yesterday. Two ponies; the cattle by the stream; and me. Heavy winds having howled throughout theContinue reading “Down To The Sea”

To The End Of The Day

Before lunch I sent an e-mail scan of the resubmitted probate form to the relevant Government Department; afterwards I posted the form and a covering letter in snail mail. From Everton Post Office we took a forest drive. The landscape with horses in rugs alongside Barrows Lane was nicely lit by the late afternoon sun.Continue reading “To The End Of The Day”

“Would You Like To Look At Some Waves?”

While The Big Bad Wolf huffed and puffed at 60 m.p.h. overhead, battering our windows with driving spittle, and blowing open our front door in attempts to gain entrance; and I had just sat down to write an A Knight’s Tale post, my Chauffeuse asked me if I would like to look at some waves.Continue reading ““Would You Like To Look At Some Waves?””

Devastation And Dessert

Winds of up to 60 m.p.h. howled and heavy rain lashed throughout the night. Regular readers will know that Jackie’s favourite view is straight down the garden from the stable door. This is what it looks like this morning through the window in that door. The wisteria arbour has been destroyed. We did not investigateContinue reading “Devastation And Dessert”

A Dog Cart

Late this morning I published https://derrickjknight.com/2021/10/06/a-knights-tale-46-ok-how-did-you-do-it/ We then drove to Steamer Point and brunched at the Beach Hut Café at Friars Cliff. This has been our first visit since before Covid. I needed no further sustenance this evening. Many customers dined alfresco. We were the only couple inside, because we couldn’t find a place toContinue reading “A Dog Cart”

Battling To Bring Them Down

Fierce winds, having raged overnight, continued for a good part of the day, sending us to Milford on Sea’s coastline, to photograph the ocean with its spraying, creamy, waves pounding the breakwaters and the sea wall. Jackie watched the play of my writhing jacket. A formation of distant kite surfers took us off to KeyhavenContinue reading “Battling To Bring Them Down”

“Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day”

Knowing that we are about to experience strong gales for three days I lay down the garden chairs and the new water feature as a precaution this morning, and this afternoon we visited the coast at Milford on Sea to make calmer photographs than we would anticipate for a while. Although from a distance theContinue reading ““Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day””

Late Afternoon

The 106 m.p.h. wind that ripped through The Needles overnight howled around our house and garden. Numerous plant pots were blown down; tables and the new pig hit the deck; owls were knocked off their perches; broken branches and scattered trugs tossed around; an arch bent and a rose dislodged. I had the sun inContinue reading “Late Afternoon”

Windswept

Rain battered our windows and a fierce wind, courtesy of storm Francis, howled and whistled throughout the night. We drove into Milford on Sea for a 9.30 a.m. appointment for the last of my earwax extraction, and afterwards Jackie parked in an empty coastal carpark while I battled with the warm gusts, trying to ignoreContinue reading “Windswept”