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”

We Could Have Done A Runner

Frost lay on the bright, sunlit, garden this morning; glittering on benches, and on geranium leaves; and the Waterboy pond was frozen. Abstractedly. This afternoon Jackie drove Becky and me to The Beach House via Milford on Sea Post Office where I posted the prints to Frances. This hotel, formerly Westover Hall, was built in 1897Continue reading “We Could Have Done A Runner”

Back Onto The Cliff Top

On an overcast morning Jackie drove us to New Forest Army & Navy Surplus store in New Milton to buy some weatherproof clothing for her projected sororal camping trip; thence to the bank; thence to Milford on Sea where she dropped me on the green. I rose to my feet and hobbled up Park Lane to TheContinue reading “Back Onto The Cliff Top”

Laundrette Or Launderette?

4.9.14 Clematis Hagley’s hybrid has bloomed at home in my absence. It has been chewed a bit. Bournemouth is not a city you would wish to negotiate by car unless you had to, even if you could follow the utterly confusing signage failing to lead you to it. With further research it may be foundContinue reading “Laundrette Or Launderette?”