Tag Archives: New Forest

Forest Tops #backtothebeginning

(The images in this post are from the Ornamental Drive in Rhinefield in the New Forest) We moved to the New Forest in January 1970. It was cold. And wet. It stayed that way for weeks. I had to cycle … Continue reading

Posted in memories, miscellany, New Forest | Tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

The Setley Plain Gibbet By Desmond Le Pard #poem #poetry

I thought I might post one of my Dad’s longer, epic poems about the New Forest, this one about a spot near to where we lived between Sway and Brockenhurst that I passed every day on the train to school. … Continue reading

Posted in family, poems, poetry | Tagged , , | 32 Comments

Kia Ora Koutou Katoa – Back in Blighty

The longer address in the heading is, I’m told by my delightful friends in Christchurch, the correct form of address for more than 2 people. I hope I am addressing more than two people. I dream…. I have been asked … Continue reading

Posted in miscellany, New Zealand | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The tree in the wood

You know the old hackneyed expression about not seeing the wood for the trees? Well this week the Archaeologist and I set out on a quest to find one tree (actually two) in a wood. The wood in question is … Continue reading

Posted in Forest, memoires, miscellany, natural history, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments