Tag: Martin Cafe

  • The Garden Room

    Jackie and I took a trip out to the New Forest this morning, winding up at the delightful village of Minstead.  Many picturesque houses have thatched roofs; there is a pub called The Trusty Servant, which features in the Good Pub Guide; and it boasts a village shop.  In the very heart of the forest […]

  • Self-seeded Poppies

    Although it brightened up a bit later, this morning was dull, heavy and overcast; almost as if it hadn’t slept well.  I took a turn round Morden Hall Park then decided to go in search of a tortoise around the Hillcross Avenue area. (see yesterday’s post), and reward myself with a Martin Cafe fry-up.  I didn’t find […]

  • The Bees

    The magpies were cranking up a sound this morning.  This time it was the presence of a cat that alarmed them. After an enjoyable visit from my friend Dominic I set off for Raynes Park via Wimbledon and back.  In Mostyn Road I overheard two gentlemen taking their leave of each other.  In response to one […]

  • The Martin Café

    The cold, wet and windy weather is back.  Children’s recreation grounds on my walk to Raynes Park and back were deserted.  Silence rained where yesterday had resounded the cries of happy youngsters.  Even the birdsong was subdued. My pit stop on this route was, as usual, the Martin Café.  I would like to explain why […]

  • Rubbish

    Today’s walk was the Mostyn Road, Kingston Road, Cannon Hill Lane, Martin Way quadrangle.  Passing Rutlish School in Watery Lane I remembered Mick Copleston, my boyhood friend who attended the school during the 1950s.  A contemporary of his was John Major.  In the photograph of the school cricket team which adorned all the newspapers after […]