Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sounds of Spring

As we walked through the local woods, the birds were talking to each other.  My phone recorded the sound. (*.amr)  Unfortunately I cannot up load the sound file here!  I will have to do a video next time just to get the sound!

Another day we drove out in the New Forest, this time past Ipley River which was in flood again after a few days of rain.  While walking among the bracken a Sky Lark was chirping high up in the blue.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


A celebration of Spring and renewall.
We decorate our natural eggs.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ann's Birthday

Tracy and the boys have been busy cooking and making balloon fruit.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunshine garden

Both Ann and I are now able to enjoy a bit of gardening while the sun is shining.
I know it is early days but the is potential there.  Ann has her Native Cowslips and I have my Roses.

We were even able to go for a short walk together with Molly just round the local woodland.

Ann has started to do a bit of cooking again but when we came to dish it up it was a bit cool. Our old electric oven had gone faulty!  Never mind, it all got heated up on the gas hob.  Chris came by and took the cooker to the dump.  It was in a bit of a state anyway after mistreatment by various previous tenants!

Next day Ann had planned a pizza with our own choice of topping.  Suddenly realising that it needs the oven to heat up I suggested asking our friends next door.  They obliged us by allowing our use of their oven.  That is what friends and neighbours are for.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Eulogy by a Great Grandson

Jeanne Brodnax Moore, better known to me as Granny Jeanne.

She was a caring, loving person who lived a full and interesting long life.

We were extremely lucky to have her for such a long time.

She always listened to what I had to say and encouraged me in everything I did. She especially loved the fact that both Ben and I were creative and always had pens and paper ready for our next masterpiece!

She loved to go on small day trips and short breaks with us; going to Longdown dairy farm to see Billy the shire horse and all the other animals; visiting Boomer the kangaroo in Weymouth and enjoying the train ride round Paultons park.

I also remember getting excited when we drove into the drive of number 2 to visit her in Winchester. Granny Jeanne always had her own particular way of doing things, one of which was having a bowl of sugar cubes ready for afternoon tea. They proved too irresistible and found their way secretly to my mouth on many occasions.

I will always love Granny Jeanne and remember her with a smile. Sweet dreams our lovely Granny Jeanne.

Josh Moore

Thursday, April 03, 2014

For The Good Times

Don't look so sad
I know it's over
But life goes on
And this old world
Will Keep on turning

Kris  Kristofferson