My marvellous Kent Claret vine ... I bought it from Victoriana Nursery to keep my ever-faithful calendulas company. Friend Wendy recommends the grapes for grape jelly.

Happy harvesting … my Great Auntie Bee's watercolour of farming life as it used to be, painted in 1950.

The creative mind in action … Coppicing days, Pheasants Coppice, Bishopsbourne.

History …In the garden of Serre de la Madonne, Menton. Seems I wasn’t the only admirer.

Happy birthday! ... My 50th Birthday Party 9th September 2010 at Jenny's, also with Hilda, Becca, Vittorio, Robin and Yvonne and Bianca - Caprese Michelangelo, Toscana. A very special day.

Birthday girl ... Mrs G picking flowers on the morning of her 80th Birthday, a few seconds before she realised that I had arrived.

When friends go, when they leave our planet, it is a challenge to understand the phenomenon that involves us all eventually. The loss of a wonderful friend recently inspired Roberto ...

Abbaye de St Wandrille de la Fontanelle

Dedicated to Bill, Mary and Martin

At St Wandrille, in August rain,
Old, before the Normans came,
Where you can see our infant isle,
In local stone and timbered tile,

And where you can sense eternity
In vanished stone and forest tree,
At St Wandranville, in August rain,
Old, before the Normans came.

9th July 2017

'l was very moved by your charming short poem about St Wandrille. It conjures up the magic of the place immediately.' - Patrick Leigh Fermor.

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