We drove across to Radstock yesterday to stay with a cousin, Simon Mills, and his family. Haven’t seen him since he moved into a rather substantial new home that was at the end of his older garden. Great fun, though animated disagreements over Brexit.
Wonderful opportunity to catch up – including seeing a photo of the old British aircraft carrier, HMS Eagle, which I was taken aboard in Cyprus in the late 1950s. Courtesy, I think, of Admiral John Frewen.
Still remember the extraordinary cobalt blue colour of the Mediterranean looking down from the vessel’s deck. Interesting angle of view, given the current fuss about Britain’s seemingly toothless new carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Simon has developed an extensive optician’s business in the region, but is also – among other things – a beekeeper. He showed us some of his 20-plus hives, and we would come away from our second stay, on our way home, with jars of clear and set honey. Plus eggs from his chickens and ducks.