Not A Dog’s Dinner

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED After a boring morning’s admin, I helped The Head Gardener plant tulip and allium bulbs and flowering chrysanthemums. We then enjoyed a salad lunch and drove to Lymington harbour, where the rippling water reflected the boats and the blue sky with its attendant clouds that had beenContinue reading “Not A Dog’s Dinner”

Piquant Cauliflower Cheese

This morning I finished reading the preface to Madame Bovary. I hadn’t realised that Flaubert’s now acclaimed novel once enjoyed the limelight, like ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ by D.H. Lawrence, more than a century later, of an indecency trial before being published in book form. Lawrence’s mediocre novel was first published privately in Venice in 1928. NotContinue reading “Piquant Cauliflower Cheese”

Carry On Walking

It was such a glorious day that we decided to set off early to find some of the wonderful locations we had stumbled on yesterday.  Jackie drove me as far as Deadman Hill on Roger Penny Way, with an agreement to meet in Frogham carpark after two hours.  Shortly before I reached Ashley Walk onContinue reading “Carry On Walking”