I am a very lucky person. I live in a beautiful area,the New Forest,have a happy home that I share with my wife and two felines. More,much more than this I travel many highways,to interesting places and meeting interesting people.Carp diem.
Nibbles to 9th April 2021
LIFE IN THE NEW FOREST Easter Bank Holiday has come and gone. There was a dread amongst locals that with some of the COVID restrictions about to be lifted the area would be invaded by visitors pushing car parks and roads beyond their capacities.
Britain's hosts 2021 Submarine Race
This Thursday before Good Friday, after months of organizing effort by HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RNLI, Hampshire County Council, Dorset County Council, the Royal Navy, and NATO it is possible to confirm the world’s first “International Submarine Racing” competition.
Caveat Lector - let the reader beware to 30th March 2021
"Observation is a dying art" - Stanley Kubrick FOR GOODNESS SAKE SIR DESMOND CHECK YOUR FACTS Our local Member of Parliament, The Right Honorable Sir Desmond Swayne MP, like many of his fellow MP's publishes a regular BLOG. There is an extract shown below:
Omar's Diary for the rest of March 2021
The last to weeks of March have not been too bad. Mitzi has fully recovered, Man Servant has recovered from his first COVID vaccination and we are waiting to see what side effects Lady Servant will develop overnight following her first vaccination late this afternoon, 26th March 2021. Hopefully they won’t be as bad as Man Servant’s reaction as he did rather suffer. Part of me thinks he may have been hamming it up a bit.
The Member of Parliament & The Poisoned Lake
THE BLUE LAGOON Known locally as the "Blue Lagoon" because of its azure and therefore alluring colour at Harpur Hill, near Buxton in Debyshire; the county of the Peak District.
Omar's Diary to mid March 2021
There has been much to trouble me lately. "Patience is the best remedy for every trouble" - Plautus (254BC - 184BC) HEALTH WORRIES - FELINE
"Crawling" in Berkeley Square
BERKELEY SQUARE IN central London belies geometry and ornithology. Despite its name it is not a square but a rectangle or an oblong whose length is approximately north to south and width east to west. Berkeley “Oblong” or Berkeley “Rectangle” just lack the elegance and romance that “square” conveys. And just imagine how the song “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” would sound if was based on real geometry. “A nightingale sang in Berkeley Oblong” or “A nightingale sang in Berkeley rectangle. It just wouldn’t have worked. The romantic song about nightingales is based entirely on lyrical and ornithological licence. Over the 250 years since the square was originally laid out there have been no recorded sightings of nightingales inhabiting the square, passing through or even stopping off to do a gig for romantic couples.
ON THE WAY from Staines to Windsor the road, the A308, runs between the Thames on the right and the fields of Runnymede on the left. In those fields are some big chairs clearly visible from the road. Why were they there? A place for a picnic but if so why? There were no trees for shade. Not there was any on this December day. No hedge lines to shelter from the wind. There they were, in the middle of a field.