More Than She Could Chew

Aaron works in all weathers. This morning, however warm enough, was even too wet for him. He visited anyway and we enjoyed a pleasant conversation over tea, coffee, and biscuits. Afterwards I watched England’s World Cup Rugby match against Tonga. Although this afternoon the skies remained overcast, the steady rain let up; Jackie worked onContinue reading “More Than She Could Chew”

The Early Evening Light

This morning I completed my mega filing task while Jackie carried out more planting under the watchful eye of Nugget with whom she happily conversed. “Where’s Nugget?” (25). Beside the Weeping Birch Bed with its kniphofias, petunias, heleniums, and pelargoniums. The yellow kniphofia is Popsicle Mango; the terracotta one has attracted a wasp. Small WhiteContinue reading “The Early Evening Light”

A Tattooed Jet-skier

SINGLE IMAGES MAY BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK WHICH CAN BE REPEATED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THEY MAY BE FURTHER ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO Yesterday, Jackie, having setContinue reading “A Tattooed Jet-skier”

Sometimes I Couldn’t Keep Up

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY Paul Auster’s ‘The New York Trilogy is a series of novelettes, originally published in sequence as City of Glass (1985), Ghosts (1986) and The Locked Room (1986); and combined into a single volume the following year. The author, born February 3, 1947, ‘is’, accordingContinue reading “Sometimes I Couldn’t Keep Up”

The Great Escape

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED With the return of the sunshine I carried out a little more tidying in the garden, especially dead-heading of roses, including Absolutely Fabulous, Crown Princess Margareta, and a pink climber recovered by Elizabeth. This wisteria occupied the Kitchen Bed when we arrived three years ago. Despite theContinue reading “The Great Escape”

Evil Little Weevils

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN PAIRS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE AFTER SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Yesterday afternoon our peace was disturbed by a clattering and scratching emanating from the wall behind a radiator in the TV half of the sitting room. We used toContinue reading “Evil Little Weevils”

A Sparrow in Swallow Drive

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE WHEN SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Jackie continued with the weeding of the rose garden today, whilst I wandered with the camera. Tulips are now in bloom. This one really did come from Amsterdam, courtesy of Danni andContinue reading “A Sparrow in Swallow Drive”

Park Life Part 1

During a brief cessation in the day’s steady precipitation, I took a walk down to Roger’s gate and back. A solitary wasp fed on blackberries in the hedgerow. Following my post on Robin Hood Theatre, Becky and I couldn’t quite remember whether NITS had performed there. ( Louisa has subsequently told me they did). WeContinue reading “Park Life Part 1”

A Mirror Image

In erecting a climbing frame for the juvenile roses, Aaron completed his invaluable contribution to their playground. The top bar was the stair rail; the posts had been found lying about in the undergrowth; we bought the retaining spikes. Jackie couldn’t wait to plant the Aloha. Jackie drove us to Mat and Tess’s new home inContinue reading “A Mirror Image”

Gordleton Mill Hotel

Another mouse has left the suffragette group. Having noticed that a flock of sheep had strayed from Lidl, she has become Little Bo Mouse and herded them onto the mantelpiece. Before you ask, we inherited the ghastly orange colour. Yesterday evening Jackie heard an horrific screeching coming from the far end of the garden. ThisContinue reading “Gordleton Mill Hotel”