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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The second floor of the Welly (The Wellington Hotel) is where the water reached during the 2004 flood. There were many references on buildings lining the walk down to the sea reminding us of that awful time. It had been far too many years to count since I had last seen Boscastle but I feel I know […]
…………….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. […]
Over the last few years every time I have had a couple of spare hours on my own in London I promise myself that I will visit The Chelsea Physic Garden but life and other London activities have got in the way and I have only just got round to banking that promise. I am not […]
My recent stroll through Belgravia, London threw up St Peter’s Church. I always feel especially smug when I come across something new in the capital. I get to visit maybe three times a year and always find something new to interest me and this time it was this pretty church or to be more precise the […]
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.