Alverstoke wanderings – photoblog

The Crescent in Alverstoke is stunning especially this time of the year with its white architecture against deep blue skies and the Crescent gardens. This area links very nicely to the old rail route at Ellachie Road and crosses Alverstoke Creek, here are a few favourite photos.  

Local wanderings in Gosport – photoblog

With daily exercise rules relaxed its great to explore the local. With the weather more than acceptable walking has been a great lockdown pleasure. Here are a few photos of Haslar and Hardway area. For those of you that do not know the area, Hardway was of great historical importance during the D Day operations […]

Five Reasons to visit Broadgate, London

Broadgate of a weekend is quiet as the city workers are resting which means visitors can navigate the pavements and stop and stare at the amazing buildings where old meets new at almost every corner. Liverpool Street Station might not be quite as big and grand as Waterloo or  St Pancras  but the Victorian style building […]

Beach Huts – a discussion!

Are beach huts quintessentially an English thing? I asked myself that question when visiting the Isle of Wight earlier in the year when I walked past some rather spiffy ones in Sandown. There were a couple on the beach used for cycle and beach hire and a long terrace of bright blue with some ‘tongue in cheek’ names […]

An amble round Hamble

I came across a book Hampshire and the New Forest Teashop Walks that I hadn’t dipped into for a long time. We chose the Hamble walk as it offered both river and sea and with last Saturday being sunny we took full advantage. We parked in the square followed our noses to the river and […]

Lanhydrock, Cornwall

…………….an invitation to a masked ball at Lanhydrock could not be sneezed at. Festive decorations 2019 took on a theme of an 1893 Masked Ball. Visitors were handed their ‘invitation’ instead of the usual ticket and one could see whose fabulous company they were in ….from the Robartes who were hosting, local landowners and even a viscountess. […]

Stockbridge at Christmas

It’s been a while Stockbridge but  the reunion of  The Grey Traveller and this perfect Hampshire village was sweet. The windows were festive, the retailers cheery and  The Three Cups welcoming with warmth, good food and great cheer. Here are a few of my favourite photos. Happy Christmas.