St Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Gosport

I didn’t travel far for this post! …..in fact just to my nearest town (Gosport) where I visited the old part of the Municipal Cemetery, never been there before but I was quite taken by it. It’s overgrown, the gravestones are hard to read and some are subsiding. There are blackberry bushes, spider’s webs and […]

Reading Museum

A rainy day in a new town and this time it was Reading, Berkshire. The museum beckoned and as entrance was free and a special Ladybird exhibition advertised it seemed too good to be true. Located in the Abbey Quarter close to the railway station and part of the red brick town hall the museum displayed […]

Mary Quant exhibition at the V & A

Mary Quant……synonymous  with the sixties , with London and with that sharp hair cut. She of the mini dress and wet look macs. The exhibition was cleverly curated in a series of shop windows. A huge amount of exhibits and plenty of easy to read information boards. Writing was large enough for the middle aged ladies […]

Exbury Gardens – Hampshire.,

June has to be England’s ‘best month’ for showcasing gardens at their best and Exbury did not disappoint. We chose the gardens and steam train combo ticket at just over £15 and waited for the first train to take us round a twenty minute loop which can not be otherwise walked. The guard hopped off […]

Saffron

I’m always intrigued by coincidence ….until a month ago I didn’t know much about saffron only that it comes from the crocus flower……. but I read The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley which told me a lot about the Cornish saffron industry on the Roseland  Peninsula. A couple of weeks later looking for something different to cook […]