Negotiating The Levels

Today’s weather was dull, dry, and warm. This afternoon we ventured into the forest, finding ourselves in MacPenny’s Garden Centre where Jackie shopped for a climbing hydrangea and sat in the car with her puzzles while I wandered around the open garden. Offering free access all the year round with proceeds of donations dedicated toContinue reading “Negotiating The Levels”

Well Worth The Effort

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE FOR ENLARGEMENT. REPEAT FOR FURTHER DETAIL Regular readers may have noticed that it is some months since we enjoyed a brunch at The Beach Hut Café on the promenade at Friars Cliff. That is because I have been unable to make the trip down from the clifftop car park. The firstContinue reading “Well Worth The Effort”

Spot The Partridge

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK. While I lurked with a lens, Jackie continued, carefully, to cultivate the garden this morning. I had been struck by the trailContinue reading “Spot The Partridge”

“A Lot Of Work For One Man”

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY, EACH OF WHICH CAN BE FURTHER ENHANCED BY CLICKING ON THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THE TWO INDIVIDUAL PICTURES WILL ENLARGE BY CLICKING. This morning Jackie drove us out to MacPenny’s Garden Nursery at Bransgore, where we brunched at The Robin’s Nest. JackieContinue reading ““A Lot Of Work For One Man””

Up And Down The Lane

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Late this afternoon, the dull skies cleared and we enjoyed a warm and sunny day. Naturally, we took a drive into the forest. A young man and his dog walking along Holmsley Passage, set off onto the moors; a couple of cyclists, passing a group relaxing onContinue reading “Up And Down The Lane”

Waste Not……..

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Although I didn’t have to grapple with the mortgage issue until late this afternoon, I’ll deal with it first to get it out of the way. The latest nonsense is that, after almost a month of procrastination and prevarication on behalf of the solicitors in the case,Continue reading “Waste Not……..”

Knobbly Knees

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED If you have no choice but to resort to vast shopping outlets, Bournemouth’s Castlepoint is far more user friendly than most. This is where we drove today for Jackie’s outfit for her niece Rachel’s wedding to Gareth in a few days’ time. Jackie led the way acrossContinue reading “Knobbly Knees”

Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The wind kept up this morning, but the rain did not return until this afternoon. The light changed by the minute. As the sunshine came and went, I had to be patient to take this photograph of the front garden trellis which held solanum, roses, rose hips,Continue reading “Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut”

Every Night Something Atrocious

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning we set off to spend the best part of the day on a trip to Hurst Castle. We began with a drive to Keyhaven to park the car and take a ferry to the castle, perched as it is on a spit in the middleContinue reading “Every Night Something Atrocious”

Salvaging A Squandered Sunny Afternoon

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The power cut we had experienced two evenings ago had alerted me to the fact that I did not know who supplied our electricity. And I had never, in three years, received a bill. I speculated that I may be able to surmise the reason for this.Continue reading “Salvaging A Squandered Sunny Afternoon”