A Square Font

Early this morning I completed the paperwork, including lots of sums, in preparation for a visit to Garry Price, our financial adviser, at his home in Pagham, near Bognor Regis. Jackie drove us over there where we lunched at The Lamb. Jackie enjoyed her Reuben sandwich, French fries and salad; I was equally pleased withContinue reading “A Square Font”

Cleaning Up Windows

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERY. FOR A FULL SIZED GALLERY PICTURE SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Yesterday’s church quiz was a very pleasant occasion, enhanced by a splendid array of buffet delicacies; and the fact that our team won. This morning Aaron of A.P. Maintenance cleaned our windows. AsContinue reading “Cleaning Up Windows”

Friday The Thirteenth

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Why would I go out to photograph a churchyard on such a dull day as was this one? All will become clear later in the post. Here are some of the gravestones in the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin, Bransgore; many ivy clad, like this oneContinue reading “Friday The Thirteenth”

Ancient And Modern

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED We spent most of the day with Becky and Ian at Emsworth. Following a wander about the town, we lunched at The Greenhouse Café, then walked down South Street to the harbour, returning to Becky and Ian’s flat in North Street. Opposite the flat a new tattooContinue reading “Ancient And Modern”

An English Country Churchyard

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. After dinner yesterday evening we popped down to Barton on Sea to view the sunset. This morning we drove around the forest. The thatcher I spoke to at EastContinue reading “An English Country Churchyard”

From Dawn To Dusk

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. The pale pastel pink and blue skies that Dawn ushered in this morning  showed a certain amount of promise. But she was only kidding. Within half an hour or so, she slid a slate canopy over our heads, andContinue reading “From Dawn To Dusk”

A Wildlife Garden

CLICK ON IMAGES (ESPECIALLY THE CRICKET) TO ENLARGE. REPEAT (ESPECIALLY THE CRICKET) IF REQUIRED. DID I MENTION THE CRICKET? It is two years since we were last assisting our friend Giles in opening his garden in Milford on Sea. Once more, today, we took the first stint in his rota. Overnight rain had only recently desistedContinue reading “A Wildlife Garden”

There’s Some Corner Of An English Churchyard

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. Over breakfast this morning, I photographed two more angles of view through the kitchen window; and afterwards, The Rose Garden. We have many banks of aquilegias. Compassion blooms on the Dead End Path arch, And we have our first bottle brush flower. A Painted Lady butterfly availed itselfContinue reading “There’s Some Corner Of An English Churchyard”

The Beach House

Late on this crystal crisp clear blue sky morning Ian drove Scooby and me to Marine Drive, East, Barton on Sea, whence we walked along the clifftop. The Isle of Wight was again sporting a pastel palette, as we joined other dog walkers, many of whom are now familiar to Ian and Scooby, whose stanceContinue reading “The Beach House”

The Independent

On a bright and sunny morning Jackie drove me to Giles’s Fox Hat home, where I delivered the Chesterton material he had lent me. She returned home and came back later to pick me up from the village of Milford on Sea. I had reached there by walking down Sharvills Road, up New Valley Drive andContinue reading “The Independent”