Staying at the Haven Hall Boutique Hotel in Shanklin

Perhaps my most favourite thing about Haven Hall Boutique Hotel was the window seat where I could see the English Channel and Sandown and Lake twinkling in the distance, a window seat dressed with many luxurious cushions and heavenly to sit on. Yes Haven Hall Boutique Hotel a little piece of heaven on England’s Isle of […]

Shanklin Old Village – a photoblog

It’s that time of the year again when the lovely Isle of Wight calls us over for a coastal walk, this time we are staying at the exceptional Haven Hall Hotel in Shanklin and before checking in we enjoyed lunch at Vernon Cottage. We had time to explore and photograph this quaint tourist spot. If the cars were […]

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 […]