Monday 16th June 2014
We were lucky today as the physio came early enough for Dad to be able to come out with us in the afternoon. We wanted to get some meat and vegetables at the farm shop, so drove out to Bashley, and then we went on to New Milton, where Dad knew there was a nice duck pond. I had checked on the map and there appeared to be a walk adjacent to it, so I left Dad sitting by the duck pond while Jez and I went and explored.
What we found was a meadow called Ballard Common.
Jez enjoyed exploring it as it was somewhere new to her.
This was a new flower for me. A sign told us it was Hemlock Water Droplet.
And this pretty little flower is known as Ragged Robin.
At the back of the meadow there is a little wood, called Great Woar Copse, so we continued on into that.
It was a good job I had my iPhone with my OS maps and GPS on it though: the wood might not be big but I managed to lose all sense of direction and needed the phone to work out where I was and which direction I had to walk in to get back to the car!
From New Milton I drove on to nearby Barton on Sea where today we managed to get our ice cream.
And lastly, I think I may have mentioned that when we go for our nightime walk we occasionally come across a hedgehog. Well tonight there was one outside the flat so I took it some of Jez’s food, which it quickly tucked into.
A year ago today
Dad and Pat came to lunch as it was Father’s Day.