Lunch At La Barca

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS WILL ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE SEEN FULL SIZE. Jackie delivered me to New Milton Station this morning for me to catch the train to Waterloo for lunch with Norman. I didn’t get a seat until Southampton. I was lucky; many didn’t. The man in the foregroundContinue reading “Lunch At La Barca”

Lunch On The Green

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Before we leave for New Milton for my London lunch trips, Jackie always asks me if I’ve got ‘all (my) bits’ with me. One was missing this morning. It was my mobile phone. A search among all the usual places revealed nothing. Jackie rang the number severalContinue reading “Lunch On The Green”

The Old Vic On The Green

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. I made my usual journey by train to London Waterloo for a lunch date with Norman at Tas. Jackie drove me to New Milton for the outward trip, and collected me from Brockenhurst for the return. On a very crowded train I sat with a mother andContinue reading “The Old Vic On The Green”

The Barbecue

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED The human memory can be a notorious trickster. Recently, an excellent story from Bruce, himself a master of trickery, featured custard. This brought to mind the typically insightful and amusing Dennis Potter television drama ‘Blade on The Feather’, which had tickled me and Michael almost fortyContinue reading “The Barbecue”


CLICKING ON THE IMAGES, TWICE IF REQUIRED, WILL ENLARGE THEM. Jackie drove me to New Milton this morning, for me to catch the train to Waterloo and lunch with Norman at Tas. The platform planter’s pansies sparkled with a sprinkling of early rain on this bright, sunny, day. The train was packed, with many people standing.Continue reading “Knitting”

A Beautiful Setting

Jackie drove me to the station a little later this morning for a trip to London to see Carol.  Posting my last of these train journeys on 23rd of this month I had expressed the intention of using the Quiet zone carriage.  Today there was a nerve-wracking queue for tickets.  I obtained mine just in time, butContinue reading “A Beautiful Setting”