Have I Found A Redshank?

We enjoyed another very hot temperature with clear, pale blue, skies today. In the garden bees laboured on rudbeckia; Small White butterflies were ubiquitous; sun produced X-ray images of such as hollyhocks and pelargoniums; and cart wheels spoke to the low bark of the eucalyptus. I wandered around for a while. As usual, titles mayContinue reading “Have I Found A Redshank?”

Two For Joy

This afternoon we collected repeat prescriptions from the Pharmacy at Milford on Sea. The Needles and their lighthouse had transmogrified into a red-eyed sea monster. As equally calm as the Solent was the surface of Hatchet Pond with its skimming waterfowl and shimmering landscape. While a photographer peered into the sun a friendly gull stoodContinue reading “Two For Joy”

The Sun Gleefully Exclaimed

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Well into this glorious October spell we still have a profusion of blooms brightening the garden. Here is a small selection. Jacqueline spent the day meetingContinue reading “The Sun Gleefully Exclaimed”

Sunset Wakes

IMAGES NOT IN GROUPS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED. A CLICK ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES, MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT. Richard began this morning by fitting oak surfaces to the sink trim and theContinue reading “Sunset Wakes”

Tales From The River Bank

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY BT excelled themselves today. Readers will remember that on 18th December I had cancelled my useless Broadband package, and retained the landline, having to create a new account to include £5 per month to keep my e-mail address. I was told that thisContinue reading “Tales From The River Bank”

The Rush Hour

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED We had a very enjoyable time yesterday evening at Vicki and Barrie’s Golden Wedding Celebrations, organised by their children and grandchildren. Pop records and TV adverts from 1967 were played on a monitor. Son, Steve, conducted a spoof ‘Mr and Mrs’ programme that his parents entered intoContinue reading “The Rush Hour”

In A Different Light

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS GIVE ACCESS TO GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. The car was repaired this morning and passed its M.O.T. test whilst it was at it. We therefore celebrated with a drive to Keyhaven and back. The outward trip was via Barnes Lane and Milford on Sea.Continue reading “In A Different Light”

Kingsbury’s Lane

Fine frost filigrees adorned the cars in our parking area this morning as I set off to walk in the direction of Lyndhurst for as long as it took Jackie, leaving fifty minutes later, to catch me and pick me up in the car. I had to telephone her to warn her that the roadsContinue reading “Kingsbury’s Lane”

I’m Only Borrowing It

Probably because it is slightly less cold today, snow began to fall as Jackie drove me to Ashurst for my trip to London.  I was then presented with the problem of buying a ticket.  We should perhaps be grateful that there is a railway station at this village.  Unfortunately there is no person employed toContinue reading “I’m Only Borrowing It”