Various Stages Of Life

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED The experts on the antiques programme Bargain Hunt, which we generally watch at lunchtime, tell us that silver items should not be polished, for that activity eventually obliterates the hallmarks. Many antique book dealers also believe that uncut book pages should be left in their pristineContinue reading “Various Stages Of Life”

The Garden Map

Come for a further wander down the garden paths. Stepping out of the utility room stable doorway, we meet this little rose that was bramble-bound last year. This frilly new pink poppy sits quite well against the red Japanese maple, visible from the kitchen window. Opposite our small patch of grass, we think designed for aContinue reading “The Garden Map”

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”