The Siege Of Krishnapur

In the afternoon of this day of steady rainfall Paul and Margery visited to deliver the painting by John Jones that Paul has now framed. We had an enjoyable conversation over tea and mince pies, and are very pleased with both the picture and the framing. During the rest of the day I finished readingContinue reading “The Siege Of Krishnapur”

Downton Abbey

The Regent Centre in Dorset’s Christchurch is a restored 1930s art deco cinema, now also featuring theatre, opera, concerts and dance. This is where, with Becky and Ian yesterday evening, we viewed the international hit film “Downton Abbey”. Wikipedia tells us that ‘Downton Abbey is a British historical period drama television series set in the early 20th century,Continue reading “Downton Abbey”

“There’s A Gate Up The Road”

Today we decided to sample the OAP lunches at The Wheel Inn. This community pub clearly doesn’t deal in euphemisms. ‘Old Age Pensioners’ stubbornly refuses to give way to ‘Senior Citizens’. Jackie photographed the interior of the dining area and its bar; I photographed the lunches. My choice of starter was whitebait with a veryContinue reading ““There’s A Gate Up The Road””

Sweet Smell Of Success

On a dull, damp, afternoon we took the Angel Lane route to Milford on Sea to pick up a repeat prescription from the Pharmacy, then drove on to Keyhaven. Low tide in the harbour revealed seaweed on which gulls preened and one cannibal crow scavenged. Boats tilted and buoys bobbed. Hazy distant views of HurstContinue reading “Sweet Smell Of Success”