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A hidden gem of a country public house My friend Andy and I on Friday night decided that we should have an afternoon out away from the confines of Milford-on-Sea and Lymington where we normally hang out. I suggested Eling … Continue reading
I have always been quite fond of tinned tuna but my repertoire didn’t go much beyond a basic salade Niçoise wonderful as it is. Recently I have been doing a lot of snacking. I thought I would dream up a … Continue reading
Curriculum Vitae – condensed Richard Anthony Westley Stokes Address: The Penthouse, Laundry Lane, Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hants, SO41 0WJ firstname.lastname@example.org 07783 690071 email@example.com Various part time jobs: 2014 -2016 Breakfast chef, Wistaria House (Conservative Club) I also covered the … Continue reading
It says somewhere at the front of this blog that I was brought up in Milford. This is correct, I spent my first seven years or so in Lymore, a rural outpost of Milford, before moving to Everton all of a … Continue reading
Pasta with tomatoes and roasted red pepper. This recipe was devised as a bit of a take on John West’s Mediterranean tuna salad. I like the above salad but I needed larger quantities and I also wanted a bit more … Continue reading
Late last year I purchased an electrically assisted bicycle from Figgures my local bike dealer. I decided to go for a folding model just in case I had to lug it around in the car. I mean lug too as … Continue reading
I have always been wary of pressure cookers, possibly the fear of explosion, possibly various complexities. I have to admit I am hopeless when it comes to reading instruction manuals. I also have a rather alarming childhood experience of pressure … Continue reading
I have been remiss in not contributing to this blog for ages, years in fact. The last couple of years have been interesting, I mean interesting in the scenes of the Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times”. My … Continue reading
Many years ago (late sixties) when I was a student in Birmingham a new up market Indian restaurant opened in New Street, one of Birmingham’s main retail thoroughfares. It was in my mind anyway rather ludicrously named the Gaylord Indian … Continue reading
Recently I felt nostalgic for tinned Russian Salad. I can’t remember which company supplied them might have been Heinz or possibly Crosse and Blackwell. What I recall was something like a macedoine of vegetables but with a salad cream/ mayonnaise … Continue reading
Thursday 13th of March we went to the Pig. It should have been the previous day had it not been that Jersey Airport was closed owing to impossibly snowy conditions. I had not been to the Pig before yet I … Continue reading
The beginning of the title of this blog is borrowed from Rowan Moore of the Guardian / Observer. A neat pun which expresses some of his caution about the architecture. As an ex curator myself (Minories – Ikon Gallery) I … Continue reading
I was listening to Alex Bellos on favourite numbers on Radio 4 and was fascinated to know that he had created a survey website asking people for views on their favourite numbers. http://www.favouritenumber.net I went to this and informed that … Continue reading
I did think that you couldn’t easily change the colours of links in iWeb. It’s not true it’s very easy. Mac don’t seem to tell you this in help. All you do is go to links inspector and it says … Continue reading
Chinatown Canal, Birmingham This photo was taken in Summer Row close to where the old Birmingham College of Art Experimental Workshop would have been. Only a stone’s throw away from the brash new city centre. Note the contrast between old … Continue reading
Royal Oak North Gorley Fo peace and quiet go to North Gorley, 2 miles south of Fordingbridge. There is a small plain with wild cattle, horses and donkeys, tranquil ponds and a thatched pub. The pub serves good food and … Continue reading
Seen in Lymington on Easter Day.
Seen last August. I just love these old salty workhorses.
Near to the skip that I have photographed in Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England, are these kooky teapot flower pots.