Assiduous And Carnivorous Trees

It was the turn of a blue tit to investigate the crab apples on this very overcast morning. This one found the fruit a little large for its beak, and didn’t stay long. This afternoon, Elizabeth collected the keys for her new home. Naturally we were there to see her over the threshold, clutching thoughtfulContinue reading “Assiduous And Carnivorous Trees”

900 Years Of History

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. Steady rain fell all morning. This, therefore, seemed to be the day to visit Lymington Hospital to subject myself to blood tests and x-rays at theirContinue reading “900 Years Of History”

Up To St Mary & St Nicholas

THE FIRST PICTURE CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON IT. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS GALLERIES, MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THEIR PAGES AND CHECKING BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT. We arrived at Leatherhead’s Travelodge in time to watch the Six Nations rugby match between IrelandContinue reading “Up To St Mary & St Nicholas”

“Look. That Man’s Taking Photographs”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Leaving their van in our front drive and their slip-on shoes outside the door, Barry and Owen, who are New Forest Chimney Sweeping & Repairs, having first serviced Mistletoe Cottage next door, provided us with their trademark clean and efficient job. A dust sheet is laid down;Continue reading ““Look. That Man’s Taking Photographs””

Streets Of London With Diversions

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Torrential rain and gale-force winds were again the order of the day. Soon after noon, the French windows onto the patio and the view from the kitchen were like this. Naturally I took a trip back to my photographic archives from October 2004. The colour slides wereContinue reading “Streets Of London With Diversions”

From Antiques To Ancestors

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Recently, Barry and Owen Chislett-Bruce, of New Forest Chimney Sweeping & Repairs, cleaned out our chimney and removed the wood-burning stove in order for us to enjoy an open fire next time we run out of oil. Barry recommendedContinue reading “From Antiques To Ancestors”

Pret

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE GROUP ACCESSES GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Jackie drove me to and from New Milton today for me to catch the London train and lunch with Norman at La Barca in Lower Marsh. On this very cold morning the waiting room was full. Three young women wereContinue reading “Pret”

Holmsley Revisited

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN SMALLER GROUPS LEAD TO GALLERIES. Prompted by questions from Geoff Le Pard, that great storyteller at¬†TanGental, this morning Jackie drove us in search of what had once been a derelict cottage situated on Holmsley Passage, near Anthony’s Bee Bottom on the moors near Holmsley.¬† We found it closeContinue reading “Holmsley Revisited”

Stymied

Progress on the computer front has ground to a halt. Yesterday’s senior advisor had undertaken to telephone me to enquire about my reloading of Sierra. He phoned just before lunch. When I told him I had managed to load one picture, very slowly, he decided I should insert an external hard drive onto which theContinue reading “Stymied”

The Village That Died For D-Day

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning, Aaron and Sean cleared space for the anticipated greenhouse. Holly and Bay trees were cut back and Jackie’s old work corner dismantled. The sun danced over Jackie’s head as she contemplated the opening. This afternoon Jackie drove us to Tyneham in Dorset and back. NowContinue reading “The Village That Died For D-Day”