Gallery

04/08/18 – PIMMS & BBQ PARTY at LANGDON & DAWN’S

The colourful dining room.

And the kitchen.

Everything is ready…… awaiting the horde.

Let battle commence.

Time to annoy everyone while they are eating (1)

Time to annoy everyone while they are eating (2)

Time to annoy everyone while they are eating (3)

Time to annoy everyone while they are eating (4)

Time to annoy everyone while they are eating (5)

Time to annoy everyone while they are eating (6) – and our Secretary on a mission…..

It’s getting late……

The hangers-on (1)

The hangers-on (2)

13/07/18 – SUMMER SOUL PARTY at HILLIERS’ ARBORETUM

Let’s get down to the serious business.

No time to pose….. blame the paparazzi.

No time to pose….. blame the paparazzi.

Hey Ho! Rain? What rain?

Ah! Saw you coming…..

Sorry, can’t pose….. this salmon is getting cold.

Someone doesn’t mind the drizzle.

And another jolly customer waiting for the music to start.

….. and it does.

There’s nothing I can say that wont get me into trouble.

08/06/18 – SUMMER WINE-TASTING at ALEC & SHEELAGH’S

After the serious judging it was time to mingle (1).

After the serious judging it was time to mingle (2).

After the serious judging it was time to mingle (3).

……. until sundown.

21/05/18 – TREASURE TRAIL AROUND SALISBURY’S CATHEDRAL CLOSE

One of our members eager to begin.

And another, no so keen…..

Peter, looking for clues in a different direction.

Well, perhaps this is the way?

What some members will do to get the right answers.

Langdon and the team deciding getting the right answer isn’t worth investing in a helmet and a hi-vis jacket.

12/04/18 – AGM and BUFFET in the WHITEPARISH MEMORIAL HALL

Our Chair’ and Secretary keeping a watchful eye on preparations.

Time for some “shut-eye”.

Laying down the laws…..

“Below stairs” it is all hands to the wheel.

Polite and patient “Out & Abouters” await the feast.

“Tail-end Charlies”

Bacchanalia!

15/03/18 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – LONGSTOCK and FULLERTON

Almost ready for the off, not expecting the worst.

After the mud a slight hill is a welcome sight.

A break for elevenses.

It’s a good job you get a course in bushcraft when you join the Plodders.

Well, someone thinks it is funny.

Peter complaining about the new boots and ruined cashmere socks.

And why we couldn’t go round.

09/01/18 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – KEYHAVEN MARSHES

Off towards a grey horizon.

Twitchers par-excellence.

John has spied something of interest as well.

A merganser.

Hurst Castle and The Needles are somewhere out there.

07/11/17 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – WHERWELL

Our two Sallys, modelling the latest from the House Of The Roaring Forties.

First feet forward.

Something to smile about – it’s stopped raining.

Peter would seem especially pleased.

A river view, and probably not the best.

Di, very pleased with an unexpected discovery.

THAT hill.

Those threatening clouds.

05/09/17 “SILLY GAMES” EVENING at the WHITEPARISH MEMORIAL HALL

“Croupier Katie” ready for the fray.

“This all sounds very complicated”!

…… and it is!

Come on Sue, flap the flipping thing.

When it says “2yrs and upwards” that isn’t how long it is meant to take.

A wonderful spread.

Puff, puff, puff……. GASP!

Somehow Peter doesn’t really look committed to the task.

Dawn looks nervous while Shirley hits new heights.

Concentration etched in every furrow.

Tragically, blood was spilled.

The ultimate victors, garlanded in glory.

05/09/17 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – SPARSHOLT, HAMPSHIRE

Most are, but not all Plodders were gifted with good looks.

The long, and not so winding road.

Lost ?

Someone’s hair goes curly if it gets wet.

First sight of the pub and its always the same pair up in front!

The well-earned reward.

15/08/17 PETANQUE EVENING at the HOOK & GLOVE, FARLEY

The white heat of competition.

Ten for style…… just miles away from the target!

That’s my one….. way over there!

Obviously talking tactics.

06/08/17 PIMMS & BBQ PARTY at the BURNARD’S

“You were right about the chafing dishes Di”.

The stage is set.

Our hostess and some committee members…. looking mighty pleased with themselves.

There’s a lot of posing (and not cooking) going on.

OK, we’ve got a Pimms, where’s dinner?

Right, we’ve had dinner, where’s the dessert?

Two chefs, looking mightily pleased with themselves.

“Did I hear you say you enjoyed the Lemon and CHICKEN skewers”?

The gallery awaits the after-dinner entertainment.

There were a lot of these to choose from, but I guess this personifies the latter part of the evening.

And another I couldn’t leave out….. for reasons that are all too obvious.

27/07/17 MASKERS’ OPEN-AIR PLAY at HAMPTWORTH
NOTE: I’m afraid not everyone was at their most photogenic for the evening (and that includes yours truly)

Dawn, Sheelagh & Alec

Sue, Langdon and Dawn

Kathy and Sue

Duncan, Sue and Trisha (with Cathy and Helen in deep chat mode)

Brian, Chris, Diana and Geoff

Sarah and Brian

Jan and Keith

“Nomates” Peter…….. and a thank you to Sally for taking the pictures

03/07/17 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – BURCOMBE

Di and Sally admiring Mike’s, Di’s and Keith’s vehicles. (It is the nearest I could get to a motorhome).

The Punch Bowl on the way up.

Salisbury Cathedral to the left.

The perfect spot for a break, and a group photo.

Said photo….. oh Henry!

Sally carving the path back, minus machete.

Memorable scenery.

27/06/17 PETANQUE EVENING at the HOOK & GLOVE, FARLEY

Waiting for the kick-off that never came.

03/05/17 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – SPEARYWELL WOODS, MOTTISFONT

They’re off, at a gallop.

I’m sure there are bluebells somewhere

When did he sign up to Plodders?

Aaaaaaah!

Ready for Di and her clean shoes……

Speeding up on the home straight.

24/04/17 – TREASURE TRAIL around ROMSEY

Heads down together to solve the next clue.

There’s a danger of two different answers.

There’s a danger of six different answers.

“Quick, I’ve seen this dress I like…..”

John and Di going in opposite directions…..

We had to send out a search party for Richard & Diana.

30/03/17 – AGM in the MEMORIAL HALL, WHITEPARISH

The Hilton could not have done better.

What a spread! And more was to come.

The trouble is, in these times of Brexit, you can’t get the bar staff.

Waiting for the fun to begin.

Theresa May (sorry, Sarah) in fine voice, but no leopard skin high heels.

Jeremy’s (or rather Keith’s) turn to “shine”!

….and then it’s everyone’s turn to participate (1)

….and then it’s everyone’s turn to participate (2)

16/03/17 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – OTTERBOURNE, HAMPSHIRE

Waiting for the “off” (and Mike & Cathy).

Signs of Spring in Otterbourne Park wood.

A view of the River Itchen.

The “wildlife” looking for the wildlife.

One Plodder that did have the right footwear.

Nearing the end (it is Keith that is missing).

Nearing the end (it is John that is missing, and Brian has recovered).

10/02/17 SKITTLES NIGHT at the BLACK HORSE, WEST TYTHERLEY

Peter calling the troops to the line.

Peter calling the troops to the line.

Alec and John get the "short straw".

Alec and John get the “short straw”.

Mike, looking more professional than the result.

Mike, looking more professional than the result.

Victoria, receiving a variety of "expert" advice.

Victoria, receiving a variety of “expert” advice.

Langdon, our referee and scorer (notice that previous score).

Langdon, our referee and scorer (notice that previous score).

Some (Sally, Jenny and Dawn) who look pleased with their scores.

Some (Sally, Jenny and Dawn) who look pleased with their scores.

Our arbiter and referee keeping a wary eye on proceedings (evidently needed).

Our arbiter and referee keeping a wary eye on proceedings (evidently needed).

Two members of the committee "gloating" over their success......

Two members of the committee “gloating” over their success……

Alec braves the cauldron of the arena.

Alec braves the cauldron of the arena.

Sue, Eddie and Andy watching proceedings. Diana and Geoff have other things to ponder.

Sue, Eddie and Andy watching proceedings. Diana and Geoff have other things to ponder.

"I have to polish this? For a whole year?"

“I have to polish this? For a whole year?”

18/01/17 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – FRITHAM, NEW FOREST

The frosty way ahead.

The frosty way ahead.

Everyone seemed keen to get going.

Everyone seemed keen to get going.

Trying to be "arty".

Trying to be “arty”.

Rambling along nicely.

Rambling along nicely.

Some Plodders on a well-earned rest.

Some Plodders on a well-earned rest.

27/10/16 Lunch after the SOUTHAMPTON ART GALLERY tour
[ A screenshot of the hoi polloi at lunch follows……. courtesy of Langdon and ITV ].

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17/08/16 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – BROADCHALKE

Langdon and the now obligatory reward

Langdon and the now obligatory reward

The front view (not as appealing)..... it was extra marks for the silliest hat

The front view (not as appealing)….. it was extra marks for the silliest hat

Heading away from Little London

Heading away from Little London

Amid the flowers and the grain

Amid the flowers and the grain

Alec satisfying his curiosity

Alec satisfying his curiosity

The rewarding view after that first climb

The rewarding view after that first climb

Waiting for the off!

Waiting for the off!

Last to leave the altar

Last to leave the altar

13/08/16 PIMMS and BBQ AFTERNOON

Diane - to be found at the Pimms Bar.

Diane – to be found at the Pimms Bar.

Katy & Dawn - I'm not sure who the little 'uns between them are

Katy & Dawn – I’m not sure who the little ‘uns between them are

Sarah in her Little Orphan Annie outfit.

Sarah in her Little Orphan Annie outfit.

David (and Keith) doing the "man" thing.

David (and Keith) doing the “man” thing.

There aren't words. ---- (Sorry Sally, didn't get you (again))!

There aren’t words. —- (Sorry Sally, didn’t get you (again))!

15/06/16 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – DUNBRIDGE and MOTTISFONT

Peter S and Chris decide to don the fatigues.

Peter S and Chris decide to don the fatigues.

Into the interior.... they always pick off the last one.

Into the interior…. they always pick off the last one.

Open country. Now just hop over this.....

Open country. Now just hop over this…..

Approaching 3 ladies with keen and interested eyes.

Approaching 3 ladies with keen and interested eyes.

Langdon, usually our vanguard, bringing up the rear.

Langdon, usually our vanguard, bringing up the rear.

Lunch (notice the shock on Petet K's face when Langdon discards the dessert menu).

Lunch (notice the shock on Petet K’s face when Langdon discards the dessert menu).

11/05/16 Visit to the NEW FOREST WILDLIFE PARK

Meeting our Guide for the day

Meeting our Guide for the day

Otter than we thought

Otter than we thought

The wolves waiting for lunch

The wolves waiting for lunch

O&A members having their lunch

O&A members having their lunch

I may have got that last caption wrong

I may have got that last caption wrong

27/04/16 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – WEST TYTHERLEY and BENTLEY WOOD

The gang's all here.

The gang’s all here.

Leafy lanes.

Leafy lanes.

A queue at the stile, not sure who is having trouble getting over it!

A queue at the stile, not sure who is having trouble getting over it!

A rest for the weary.

A rest for the weary.

With encouragement from the sidelines.

With encouragement from the sidelines.

Alec doing his "Eddie the Eagle" impression.

Alec doing his “Eddie the Eagle” impression.

What we came for......

What we came for……

The watercolours beckon.

The watercolours beckon.

A final glance.....   aaaahh!

A final glance….. aaaahh!

24/04/16 AGM at The Memorial Hall

Nearly a full house.

Nearly a full house.

Our chairperson in "full cry".

Our chairperson in “full cry”.

Enraptured!

Enraptured!

Our delightful serving staff for the evening.

Our delightful serving staff for the evening.

24/03/16 HOSPITAL of ST.CROSS visit and tour

The Hospital's church seen from the water meadows.

The Hospital’s church seen from the water meadows.

A rapt audience.

A rapt audience.

A decorative display in the corner of the garden.

A decorative display in the corner of the garden.

The Brothers' quarters.

The Brothers’ quarters.

On into the buildings.

On into the buildings.

The old kitchen with its automatic spit, powered by a fan turned by the heat of the fire.

The old kitchen with its automatic spit, powered by a fan turned by the heat of the fire.

The ornate ceiling of the church.

The ornate ceiling of the church.

24/02/16 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – PITTON

"Ooooh,  where did you get those?"

“Ooooh, where did you get those?”

Indian file to begin with.

Indian file to begin with.

Then into the woods to avoid the Orinoco.

Then into the woods to avoid the Orinoco.

"We need not have done that last bit".

“We need not have done that last bit”.

Rebellion ferments

Rebellion ferments

A dry stretch brings out the smiles.

A dry stretch brings out the smiles.

It would seem a further stretch of mud has delayed many.....

It would seem a further stretch of mud has delayed many…..

...... so the vanguard must wait.

…… so the vanguard must wait.

Clarendon Palace and the cathedral.

Clarendon Palace and the cathedral.

05/01/16 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – LOWER PENNINGTON, KEYHAVEN MARSHES

Making our way to the coastpath.

Making our way to the coastpath.

A rum bunch dressed for worse weather.

A rum bunch dressed for worse weather.

What a wonderful sight......  and there's a rainbow as well.

What a wonderful sight…… and there’s a rainbow as well.

The other end of the rainbow, over Lymington harbour.

The other end of the rainbow, over Lymington harbour.

Time to make tracks - lunch awaits!

Time to make tracks – lunch awaits!

Expansive skies

Expansive skies

Henry insists on having his picture taken

Henry insists on having his picture taken

Sally duly obliged

Sally duly obliged

Somebody else insisted as well

Somebody else insisted as well

Negotiating the nasty bits

Negotiating the nasty bits

18/12/15 – MULLED WINE EVENING at SARAH’s

Tonight's host (Sarah) and our last host (Alec) discussing the traumas involved in the role.

Tonight’s host (Sarah) and our last host (Alec) discussing the traumas involved in the role.

Brian and Chris A making merry.

Brian and Chris A making merry.

Helen, Di, Dawn, Diana S, and Keith

Helen, Di, Dawn, Diana S, and Keith

Chris H and Sally N

Chris H and Sally N

David, June and Katie

David, June and Katie

Mike

Mike

Jenny K and Judy

Kathy

Richard

Richard

Peter

Peter

Stephen

Stephen

Sheila, John and Sheila's daughter (SORRY, forgotten her name....  blame the copious helpings of the mulled stuff)!

Sheila, John and Sheila’s daughter (SORRY, forgotten her name…. blame the copious helpings of the mulled stuff)!

Richard, Trish and Jenny M

Richard, Trish and Jenny M

Sue, Diana and Shirley (apologies to anyone that was missed, especially to the photographer...... I should have thought of that).

Sue, Diana and Shirley (apologies to anyone that was missed, especially to the photographer…… I should have thought of that).

16/11/15 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – ROCKFORD, NEW FOREST

THE OFF! (Guide banished to the rear).

THE OFF! (Guide banished to the rear).

They looked dangerous - so we sent Langdon on ahead.

They looked dangerous – so we sent Langdon on ahead.

The only climb of the day.

The only climb of the day.

A joyous return.

A joyous return.

The lengths Sarah has to go to to stop Henry running off........

The lengths Sarah has to go to to stop Henry running off……..

The reward.

The reward.

29/10/15 WHITCHURCH SILK MILL and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN DISTILLERY

Braving the rain to look outside the Silk Mill.

Braving the rain to look outside the Silk Mill.

Some old-fashioned apparatus and not a HO&A member to be seen.

Some old-fashioned apparatus and not a HO&A member to be seen.

Glasshouses at the distillery.

Glasshouses at the distillery.

The tour outside.

The tour outside.

Nectar

Nectar

Intrigued by the botanical sampling room.

Intrigued by the botanical sampling room.

21/09/15 PARISH PLODDERS’ WALK – DOWNTON

The obligatory group photo, this time before the "off".

The obligatory group photo, this time before the “off”.

A "get to know each other" stop.

A “get to know each other” stop.

An unsavoury diversion.

An unsavoury diversion.

Diane holds court.

Diane holds court.

The Avon is reached.

The Avon is reached.

The Moot garden, and now for lunch.

The Moot garden, and now for lunch.

16/09/15 MAGNA FLORA at SALISBURY CATHEDRAL

One Display

One Display

Members discussing the Whiteparish team's exhibit.

Members discussing the Whiteparish team’s exhibit.

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An individual exhibit.

An individual exhibit.

From the ceiling as well

From the ceiling as well

Lunch at The Coach & Horses.

Lunch at The Coach & Horses.

01/08/15 PIMMS & BBQ EVENT

Members attend to the important details (with Sarah, and without Sally and John)

Members attend to the important details (with Sarah, and without Sally and John)

Members attend to the important details (without Sarah, and with Sally and John)

Members attend to the important details (without Sarah, and with Sally and John)

What can I say on a clean website?

What can I say on a clean website?

Jane, Betty and Sheelagh

Jane, Betty and Sheelagh

Peter entertaining Jenny, Sue, Shirley, Diana, and her namesake from Turin

Peter entertaining Jenny, Sue, Shirley, Diana, and her namesake from Turin

Mike, Sheila, Roger, Richard, Helen, a coy Cathy, and Jenny

Mike, Sheila, Roger, Richard, Helen, a coy Cathy, and Jenny

Priscilla, Peter, Ros, Trisha and Hugh

Priscilla, Peter, Ros, Trisha and Hugh

Brian, Chris and Alec

Brian, Chris and Alec

Jennys 1 & 2, Peter, Judy, John and Stephen

Jennys 1 & 2, Peter, Judy, John and Stephen

Catching the last of the sun

Catching the last of the sun

22/07/15 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – EBBESBOURNE WAKE

"The Horseshoe" welcomes careful Plodders.

“The Horseshoe” welcomes careful Plodders.

The climb at the start of the walk - we were warned.

The climb at the start of the walk – we were warned.

An artistic touch!

An artistic touch!

Our group for the day - at the crest of the climb.

Our group for the day – at the crest of the climb.

Two members fancy themselves as "the good shepherd".

Two members fancy themselves as “the good shepherd”.

And another, complete with sheepdog.

And another, complete with sheepdog.

09/07/15 – NIGHTJAR EVENING at BLACKWATER in the NEW FOREST

The jollity started early.

The jollity started early.

...... and continued.

…… and continued.

Well they hadn't tasted the cooking yet.

Well they hadn’t tasted the cooking yet.

Will I recognise a nightjar when I see it?

Will I recognise a nightjar when I see it?

About to set off (I wish they'd keep still in low light).

About to set off (I wish they’d keep still in low light).

Spot the nightjar ......... no, neither did we.

Spot the nightjar ……… no, neither did we.

There's one out there somewhere.

There’s one out there somewhere.

One seems to have flown over Peter's car in our absence.

One seems to have flown over Peter’s car in our absence.

17/06/15 – PETANQUE EVENING at the HOOK & GLOVE, FARLEY

Langdon insists it is "all in the wrist action".

Langdon insists it is “all in the wrist action”.

Although Mike relies on an upright stance.

Although Mike relies on an upright stance.

... And Sue believes the low down Barnes-Wallis method is best.

… And Sue believes the low down Barnes-Wallis method is best.

But whatever........  it's a serious business.

But whatever…….. it’s a serious business.

10/06/15 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – LINWOOD, NEW FOREST

Off into the wide blue yonder.

Off into the wide blue yonder.

The Group Photo - but only on a 2-second time lapse. Hence the back of Keith's head.

The Group Photo – but only on a 2-second time lapse. Hence the back of Keith’s head.

Give him 10 seconds to get there.....

Give him 10 seconds to get there…..

According to Diane, it was flat all the way.

According to Diane, it was flat all the way.

Bad Tidings on our return.

Bad Tidings on our return.

"How does one get a drink around here"?

“How does one get a drink around here”?

Di delivers the good news that prohibition has ended at "The Alice Lisle" up the road.

Di delivers the good news that prohibition has ended at “The Alice Lisle” up the road.

28/04/15 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – WHITSBURY

The sign which Langdon brought to our lady members' attention. Glad it wasn't me!

The sign which Langdon brought to our lady members’ attention. Glad it wasn’t me!

Spaced out along the gallops.

Spaced out along the gallops.

Along the beech avenue.

Along the beech avenue.

Bluebells

Bluebells

Good ol' Sir Eyre Coote!

Good ol’ Sir Eyre Coote!

Some of the real visiting mares, a sight stressed to Langdon.

Some of the real visiting mares, a sight stressed to Langdon.

Langdon gets his just desserts.

Langdon gets his just desserts.

26/02/15 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – BERWICK ST.JAMES

"Getting ready for the fray".

“Getting ready for the fray”.

"Our damp contingent, at this stage unaware of the adversities that await them".

“Our damp contingent, at this stage unaware of the adversities that await them”.

"Fancy being out on a day like this ....."

“Fancy being out on a day like this …..”

"The long and winding, and muddy, and glutinous, and squelchy road".

“The long and winding, and muddy, and glutinous, and squelchy road”.

"Katie, in need of emergency resuscitation".

“Katie, in need of emergency resuscitation”.

"Sue, in need of emergency laundry".

“Sue, in need of emergency laundry”.

"Our reward". Apologies to Langdon for missing him out of the picture - you can see his soup though!

“Our reward”. Apologies to Langdon for missing him out of the picture – you can see his soup though!

05/01/15 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – PENNINGTON & KEYHAVEN MARSHES

Our merry band (with Sally taking the picture).

Our merry band (with Sally taking the picture).

Our merry band (with Di taking the picture).

Our merry band (with Di taking the picture).

Henry's ready..... we can hit the road!

Henry’s ready….. we can hit the road!

Some of the local wildlife - four species in one photo.

Some of the local wildlife – four species in one photo.

Looking across to the lighthouse at Hurst Point.

Looking across to the lighthouse at Hurst Point.

A scattered bunch - some more eager for The Chequers than others......

A scattered bunch – some more eager for The Chequers than others……

09/11/14 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – BRAEMORE

The underused stocks beside the A338.

The underused stocks beside the A338.

The tree, which is older than all the Plodders, bar one.

The tree, which is older than all the Plodders, bar one.

Approaching the little pad known as Breamore House.

Approaching the little pad known as Breamore House.

The required 'groupie' - with more sunglasses than Don Corleone's family.

The required ‘groupie’ – with more sunglasses than Don Corleone’s family.

St.Mary's and the corner in which the group's new moral compass is etched in stone.

St.Mary’s and the corner in which the group’s new moral compass is etched in stone.

.... "locking the stable door".

…. “locking the stable door”.

Into unchartered territory and 8ft high sweetcorn.

Into unchartered territory and 8ft high sweetcorn.

Waiting for the 12:10

Waiting for the 12:10

30/09/14 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – MICHELMERSH and MOTTISFONT

Peter and Langdon agree to arm wrestle for David Frost's old property.

Peter and Langdon agree to arm wrestle for David Frost’s old property.

The merry band take in the views, before arriving at the north face of the Eiger.

The merry band take in the views, before arriving at the north face of the Eiger.

The picturesque Rive Test at Lower Brook.

The picturesque Rive Test at Lower Brook.

The "Yes" campaign is alive and well in Mottisfont.

The “Yes” campaign is alive and well in Mottisfont.

Looks like ANOTHER sermon from our leader......

Looks like ANOTHER sermon from our leader……

24/08/14 – PIMMS and BBQ

Committee at the erection stage, but Di still finds time to dance....

Committee at the erection stage, but Di still finds time to dance….

Sally applying the final touches. Ready for the masses ....

Sally applying the final touches. Ready for the masses ….

In full swing .....

In full swing …..

In full swing ..... (2)

In full swing ….. (2)

You can get the staff providing you pay enough .....

You can get the staff providing you pay enough …..

Well fed and content.

Well fed and content.

Keith hiding the bald patch.

Keith hiding the bald patch.

Sally, obviously taking exception to something said at the next table.

Sally, obviously taking exception to something said at the next table.

31/07/14 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – WOODGREEN and GODSHILL

"Manuel" waiting to take the lunch orders.

“Manuel” waiting to take the lunch orders.

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All smiles before that steep gradient. Langdon is out of picture in oxygen mask.

All smiles before that steep gradient. Langdon is out of picture in oxygen mask.

Trying to convince the rebel leader that we are NOT lost.

Trying to convince the rebel leader that we are NOT lost.

Admiring the view.

Admiring the view.

Some admire the view in a more sedate manner. I'm sure I heard snoring.

Some admire the view in a more sedate manner. I’m sure I heard snoring.

The reward, well earned.

The reward, well earned.


16/07/14 – HAMPTWORTH OPEN-AIR PLAY
Sue, the venerable David ("Happy Birthday to you......", and Katie

Sue, the venerable David (“Happy Birthday to you……”, and Katie

Sally & Peter with friends (I should have asked........)

Sally & Peter with friends (I should have asked……..)

Ken and Sue (with a posh hamper I notice ......)

Ken and Sue (with a posh hamper I notice ……)

John and Jenny (with colourful plates and chair)

John and Jenny (with colourful plates and chair)

Langdon, Alec and Sheelagh (Langdon has all the raspberries I notice......)

Langdon, Alec and Sheelagh (Langdon has all the raspberries I notice……)

John, Yvonne and Dawn (I was wrong..... there are the rest of the raspberries)

John, Yvonne and Dawn (I was wrong….. there are the rest of the raspberries)

Shella and Jan (note:- Sally took all the photos, which is why she is not in them..... I will be in trouble)

Shella and Jan (note:- Sally took all the photos, which is why she is not in them….. I will be in trouble)

Keith (in trouble with the mother-in-law again) and Shella

Keith (in trouble with the mother-in-law again) and Shella

Algernon Moncrieff & John Worthing discuss the importance of being Earnest.

Algernon Moncrieff & John Worthing discuss the importance of being Earnest.

01/07/14 – LYBURN FARM and CHEESE TOUR

Ready for the "off" (1)

Ready for the “off” (1)

Ready for the "off" (2)

Ready for the “off” (2)

Mike Smales explaining the labour involved in growing runner beans

Mike Smales explaining the labour involved in growing runner beans

The village idiot (standing)

The village idiot (standing)

comment RE: 01/07/14 ….. LYBURN FARM and CHEESE TOUR:-
I’m really surprised that the author (whoever they might be) considered it necessary to have to identify which of the two is “the village idiot” !! Great website….always full of interesting, amusing and witty news and pictures.

25/06/14 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – HORSEBRIDGE, HOUGHTON

Lost already, Pedro is bringing up the rear.

Lost already, Pedro is bringing up the rear.

Langdon reading the exercise instructions, and deciding against it.

Langdon reading the exercise instructions, and deciding against it.

At last, one we can all do.

At last, one we can all do.

King's Somborne church. Presumably the picnic table is for a "late" supper.

King’s Somborne church. Presumably the picnic table is for a “late” supper.

Still looking relaxed as we crest the hill.

Still looking relaxed as we crest the hill.

A potential des-res?

A potential des-res?

Stunning countryside.

Stunning countryside.

At last, the John O' Gaunt and all is right with the world.

At last, the John O’ Gaunt and all is right with the world.

What can one say?

What can one say?

Trying to decide who had jumped!

Trying to decide who had jumped!

This is the best bit!

This is the best bit!

11/06/14 – JANE AUSTEN TOUR and CREAM TEA

The merry band (after John and Yvonne had left, and with a missing Graham and Ann)

The merry band (after John and Yvonne had left, and with a missing Graham and Ann)

We found Graham and Ann.

We found Graham and Ann.

Pat, one of our charming guides.

Pat, one of our charming guides.

30/04/14 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – WEST TYTHERLEY

The High Priestess pays homage to the big "bird".

The High Priestess pays homage to the big “bird”.

The way ahead.

The way ahead.

The bare-earthed woods.

The bare-earthed woods.

Langdon finds his bluebell.

Langdon finds his bluebell.

The bluebells, and other local flora.

The bluebells, and other local flora.

The brood.

The brood.

.... and the Mother Hen.

…. and the Mother Hen.

A muntjac, as surprised as we were.

A muntjac, as surprised as we were.

18/03/14 – PARISH PLODDERS WALK – CRAWLEY, HAMPSHIRE

Crawley, Hampshire

Crawley, Hampshire

The exotic wildlife to be found at Crawley village pond.

The exotic wildlife to be found at Crawley village pond.

25/02/14 – QUIZ AND SUPPER EVENING – KING’S HEAD

The aptly(?) named "The Motley Crew".

The aptly(?) named “The Motley Crew”.

The "Cowesfield Numpties".

The “Cowesfield Numpties” (nuff said?).

TEAM NAME AGAIN

“4 and 5/10ths”, taken after the banishment of one individual, together with her smartphone.

The "Be Very Afraid" team. Still astonished at second place.

The “Be Very Afraid” team. Still astonished (naturally) at second place.

"MCC". Proud and deserving winners.

“MCC”. Proud and deserving winners.

Our Question Master (who seems to have "nodded off") and his lovely assistant.

Our Question Master (who seems to have “nodded off”) and his lovely assistant.

04/02/14 – PARISH PLODDERS – KEYHAVEN MARSHES

Twixt Keyhaven Marshes and the sea.

Twixt Keyhaven Marshes and the sea.

An old sea dog, and a man with a beard.

An old sea dog, and a man with a beard.


A local resident - a Great Crested Grebe.

A local resident – a Great Crested Grebe.

20/11/13 – PARISH PLODDERS (ROCKBOURNE and WHITSBURY)

Plodders take a rest and investigate St.Leonard's church in Whitsbury.

Plodders take a rest and investigate St.Leonard’s church in Whitsbury.

The "home straight" back to Rockbourne, and into the face of a hailstorm. Ouch!!

The “home straight” back to Rockbourne, and into the face of a hailstorm. Ouch!!

Grimaces turn to smiles once The Rose & Thistle, a log fire and a pint are achieved.

Grimaces turn to smiles once The Rose & Thistle, a log fire and a pint are achieved.

08/10/13 – PARISH PLODDERS (BROUGHTON DOWN)

The whole gang (except for Sally, who took the photo) celebrate making it to the highest point on the walk.

The whole gang (except for Sally, who took the photo) celebrate making it to the highest point on the walk.

Various Plodders rest before the final stretch back to Broughton and the "Tally Ho".

Various Plodders rest before the final stretch back to Broughton and the “Tally Ho”.

22/08/13 – PARISH PLODDERS (LOWER WOODFORD)

Lost in "darkest Africa" (a quite sunny copse near Lower Woodford actually).

Lost in “darkest Africa” (a quite sunny copse near Lower Woodford actually).

SUMMER BARBECUE 2013 :-

It may be August, but just look at the coats……..

It may be August, but just look at the coats……..

Chris & Jan Allerton  and  David Pantling.

Chris & Jan Allerton and David Pantling.

The merry (probably something to do with the Pimms) cooking staff.

The merry (probably something to do with the Pimms) cooking staff.

John & Gill Fielding  and  John & Jane Dunlop tucking in to the “goodies”.

John & Gill Fielding and John & Jane Dunlop tucking in to the “goodies”.

….. and there’s more than enough to go round.

….. and there’s more than enough to go round.

Langdon giving his "Thank You" speech, and no one is yawning.

Langdon giving his “Thank You” speech, and no one is yawning.

Someone said the sun was coming out.

Someone said the sun was coming out.

AN ASSORTMENT OF LONG-PAST OUTINGS ………

Alec Knight and Wendy (our founder)with Sue Taylor at a barbecue evening at Sarah's house.

Alec Knight and Wendy (our founder) with Sue Taylor at a barbecue evening at Sarah’s house.

Our first visit to an open-air play at Hamptworth, and another typical English Summer's evening.

Our first visit to an open-air play at Hamptworth, and another typical English Summer’s evening.

The results of the weather at Hamptworth, and a picture of which some members should not too proud.

The results of the weather at Hamptworth, and a picture of which some members should not too proud.

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