August 16, 2017 at 06:30AM Very sorry to learn this morning of the untimely death yesterday in Canada of @howard_the_spaniel, my first #Instagram doggy pal. Heartfelt condolences to Howard’s adoring mom. Thank you for allowing me to share Howard’s adventures. Requiescant en Pace #RIP #HowardTheSpaniel #Canada #cockerspaniel #cockersofinstagram
August 15, 2017 at 10:21PM #Pigs #sunbathing in the New Forest this morning. #newforest
August 15, 2017 at 10:07AM The original origin of the name Picket Post is not known. It was probably derived from a ‘picket’, a pointed stake post which marked the spot on this important turnpike road. The road led to Poole, Bournemouth, then known as Bourne Heath and also Christchurch. All were important landing places for the ‘free-trade’ that covertly moved through these parts. However as this was once a very strategic position on the infamous smuggler’s road, the name Picket Post may have originated from a picket of soldiers stationed there. The views from this vantage point made it a great position for a look out for the New Forest smugglers. The soldier’s stationed there might have even got a flash of Lovey Warne’s bright red cloak as she walked on nearby Vereley Hill. If they did see her scarlet coat, then so would have the smugglers. They would then know their illicit contraband was at risk as the revenue men were near… #newforest #picketpost #smugglers #rendezvous
August 15, 2017 at 09:34AM #self portrait this morning after a haircut and hedge trim! #dogdad #pride
August 13, 2017 at 03:15PM Traditional householder’s Sunday outing – to the local rubbish tip! #recycle #rubbishtip #newforest
August 12, 2017 at 10:39PM Flying the #rainbow flag! #gay #pride #repost @dogsreports
August 12, 2017 at 02:38PM #NewForest ponies and a white Shetland at #Bashley Common.