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Crinkle Crankum. [Wavy Walls]

Saturday 28th March 2015

By Gerry A/C

Sunday 24th February 2013 first appeared on Legendary Post where I am, or was a guest poster, I haven’t posted for a long while. I have included the link for this site hosted by James..  I did find this post through my Evernote program.


A crinkle crankle wall, also known as a crinkum crankum, serpentine, ribbon or wavy wall, is an unusual type of garden wall.

crinkle-crankle, crinkum-crankum. Garden-wall, usually aligned east–west so that one side faces south, on a plan of elongated S-shaped curves joined in a continuous ribbon or serpentine form that stiffens the wall, enabling it to be less thick than a straight wall would have to be for stability, and removing the need for any buttresses.

The crinkle crankle wall economizes on bricks, despite its sinuous configuration, because it can be made just one brick thin. If a wall this thin were to be made in a straight line, without buttresses, it would easily topple over. The alternate convex and concave curves in the wall provide stability and help it to resist lateral forces

Wavy Walls, Church Lane, Lymington

Wavy Walls, Church Lane, Lymington – map

The Wavy Walls of Lymington
Hanoverian soldiers constructed this wavy wall at the beginning of the 19th century, the soldiers were in exile from the Napoleon wars and lived in Church lane.
They built the wall in a style that was then common in Northern Germany, the wavy shape gives the wall extra strength and can be built with only a single brick width.
After this French prisoners of war were responsible for building many more wavy walls in Lymington and surrounding areas.

There are also wavy walls on the other side of the road, these were built by the author Dennis Wheatley who lived at Grove Place from 1945 to 1969. When he moved to his London flat in 1969 all items that he couldn’t house were auctioned, these included 1,000 bottles of spirits and wines (before he became an author he worked in his father’s wine business in Mayfair).

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Back in the late 60’s and 70’s my usual haunts and hangouts were in Lymington Hampshire in the UK  in the New Forest. Since I started this line for my posts, Fables and Tales and the unusual of the New Forest, my home area.I have found  it to be  quite strange as to how close I was, am to history and not taking a much if any notice of it at the time. These walls for examples, most are built in the county of Suffolk and only 25 elsewhere in the country, and here in Lymington there is two. And during these years of my life, I and a couple of friends spent much of our time in Lymington. I am very surprised with these walls, passing them regularly and not actually taking any notice of them.

We, that is my friends and I would often travel this road as a short cut to a friends house, and never once did either of realise the writer living here or even building a wall of his own.

Now with these stories, I am learning so much and am enjoying this journey once again. Taking me back to the times of my life that meant so much in more ways than just music, even though much can be related with music. I wonder if any of you experienced the same  thing, realising things from your past and what they really are or mean or just something special.



A wall with serpentine curves for growing fruit, dating in Britain from the mid-18th century. Its curving lines gave added strength, thus avoiding the need for buttressing.

crinkle-crankle wall, Vann, Godalming, Surrey, England   For a few more pictures.


Gerry A/C 2015

March 28, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, Personal, Space, Uncategorized | 22 Comments

What do I see? I don’t know!

Friday 20th March 2015

Another challenge from Sandra click link below to join in with this fun stuff.




Confused or What!

I have looked so hard,

Tried to see what is there.

But my mind lets me down.

Up and down, everywhere.

The blacks and grey,

All mingle, blend, blur and fuse.

Other people, they look and say,

Those two trees they do not amuse.

Edges looking frosty and dark,

A cold winters morn.

No birds, not even a lark,

Only snow those hills adorn.

Lonely they stand, clouds above,

Blotches of cloud float high.

Here I see no love.

Sadness now, time to sigh.

Maybe I see no snow,

Just grey and white with some black.

Meaning what? I don’t know,

Like I said, I see nothing, vision I lack.

Simplicity it certainly shows,

Again my view, probably wrong.

The picture showing no rows,

Time for guitar, must play a song.

Gerry A/C© March 2015.


March 20, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 12 Comments


Saturday 14th March 2015


Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you.


Some of you might remember these wavy walls I did do a post about them a long while back. These are some of a few left in one piece, others in Norfolk. No one really knows why they were built apart from strength.


Wavy Walls Lymington


If you wish to know more I can try and seek out my old post or do another one from my research.

Straight wall-walkway. Also in Lymington.



Gerry A/C 2015©

March 14, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, New Forest, Personal, Space, Uncategorized | 26 Comments

WPC – Orange

Friday 6th March 2015 – ALREADY!!


-you glad it’s photo challenge time?


Common ole garden or popular picture. I nearly got burnt.

Enjoy the song while looking at my fabulous pictures… heehee!


Not so common ole garden run of the mill. It is mine, oh yes mine all mine


Oranges and Lemons, peaches and cream yes it is another sky/ sun photo.


Gerry A/C 2o15©

March 6, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Love, New Forest | 24 Comments


Friday 27th February 2015


What does reward mean to you?    Listening to good music seeing the smiles on daughters face eating good food and finally having plenty of money to live.






Gerry A/C 2015©

February 27, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, Personal, Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Sprig of Thyme

Tuesday February 3rd 2015

Forest song

Below you will read and hopefully listen to the songs, but after a large amount of research I found several versions of the same song. However none sang the same lyric, all different to the ones shown below, and this does seem to be the trend of these songs. Some lyric has altered words but with the same meaning, some sing the verses in different orders and some have completely different words. Hope you enjoy regardless of the changes or differences.

Sprig of Thyme notes

Sprig of Thyme


Gerry A/C 2015

February 3, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Music, New Forest, Personal, Poetry, Uncategorized | 18 Comments

Three Little Words

Sunday 25th January 2015.



To join in with this little challenge and for the rules then please click the link below, and see if you can blow your mind,,, Like I did. I am now a mindless person not knowing what day it is…  (I would have said fool but thought better of letting everyone know my problems),  Enjoy.

  My three words are — Suspicious – Books – Shaking. Taken from Prophecy by Peter James.

1. He was becoming suspicious of the information he was given as he was shaking all the leaves of the books looking for the document.

2. She plonked them onto the desk, she began shaking she had never done this before, the librarian was very very suspicious, she just knew that the librarian was going to fine her for bringing the books back late.

3. His computer kept flashing up ‘suspicious file warning’, this time he started shaking with worry because he knew he would have to dig out his instruction books.


Gerry A /C 2015.

January 25, 2015 Posted by | Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 20 Comments

Express Yourself Yeh Right! (WPC)

Friday 23rd January 2015.

Express Yourself






Gerry A/C 2015©

January 23, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, Personal, Uncategorized | 16 Comments

To Finish or to Continue!

Tuesday 20th January 2015

To Finish or to Continue. Another trivial piece.


Yesterday I commented on a blog, no ordinary blog, but Jo’s blog of –  a fabulous blog by the way and if you don’t know of it or her I suggest you pop over and have a look. Sorry, I go astray I am not really trying to publicize another blog, by the way she doesn’t really need me praising her anyway. But it was her reply that inspired this trivial piece.


Since Christmas I have been dealing with personal stuff, as I said on Jo’s post, but also been trying to finish a story. The story I refer to is the one I did for last November’s ‘NANOWRIMO’ Winner November 2014 Cert and many of you might know I passed the 50000 words to complete the task, for the fourth time. {Brag, brag blowing my own trumpet again} well it is great to boast about something once in a while, innit? especially if we are very proud of what we have done. Don’t we? I first did ‘Nano’ in 2011 and the story I did for this is still unfinished, I actually started it when I was a teenager, way before computers, it was all handwritten and after so many years it became very hard to decipher with all my notes on my pages. However the story went well, I wrote well over 65,000 words, and  completed the task. I did continue for a while after Nano’, but it is still a long way off from finishing. One day, one day.

The current story I am working on has been progressing well although slowly and I must admit the story I like very much. Its characters are all named after my brothers and sister and other characters are named after their friends and my friends, all starting from my teenage years and upwards. All names slightly altered. But I do have a problem, a nice problem but a problem all the same. Back in November I had thought I would finish it, I was after all doing a continuation and my total word count had reached over 80,000 and I could see the end. However the more I wrote the more ideas came into my mind and I kept adding more to it. More characters being brought in, more lines, more evil and long plan battle ideas, I do not know if this adds to the story in a good way or bad but it is my imagination. Anyway I am nearing to finishing and then I get the problem, what do I do after? 

Like my two other completed stories – My Dream 2012(love story) and The Parchment 2013(fantasy adventure) they remain on my hard drive.The Knight of the Oak 2011(subtitle King of the Wood after a poem of mine) my original attempt still to be finished, my characters are still waiting for me in the village of the dead. I think my stories are good, the story lines are original and mostly based around the New Forest, my only feeling is that the writing itself is not that good. I read many blogs and the standard of writing is very high, while mine I think is not to the standard required. Even after editing.

So my bottom line is to finish it and then continue?


Gerry A/C 2015©

January 20, 2015 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, News, Personal, Uncategorized | 39 Comments

Christmas 2014.

Christmas Day 2014.

xm card 2014

This post was originally going to be posted last year. But unfortunately as you may know I was rushed into hospital and there I remained for a month. So I have decided to posted it for this years beautiful Xmas.  May you all have a wonderful Xmas and a fabulous new year. Thank you for your support.

Xmas 2014






December 24, 2014 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 32 Comments


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