English heatwave!

The recent weather in England has stunned most people it certainly has me………. It feels like weeks since we have had any rain or cool days. I would be interested in knowing if this has affected the UK economy either positively or negatively. We have had to use a lot of resources to combat fires but […]

Belgravia, London photoblog

Belgravia is tucked between Westminster and  Kensington. It’s upscale, it oozes charm and breeding. I loved the fact that I happened on Eaton Square home of the Bellamy’s from Upstairs, Downstairs. I wandered around this area taking photographs of ‘pretty things’ which included classy shop windows, exquisite cafes and darling mews streets. It helped that […]

Ryde to Seagrove Bay walk -photoblog

Great coastal path walk from bustling Ryde to the more genteel neck of the woods which is Seaview and Seagrove Bay. Most of the time we were in sight of the Solent, the forts and Spinnaker Tower although the path takes you inland momentarily where the coast is unsafe to scramble along. Arriving on the […]

Wine tasting at the Tinwood Estate, Sussex

On an English summer afternoon what could be better than sipping a chilled glass of sparkling wine with a fab view of the Sussex countryside with friends old and new. The Grey Traveller did just that and joined a group of like minded people at the Tinwood Estate near Chichester, West Sussex. We were shown around the area […]

Bank Holiday heat wave Bubble on English South Coast

This long weekend seems like a Bank Holiday bubble whilst my travel experiences have not been far from home here on the south coast having such unusually hot weather has meant an excuse to explore locally or as we now like to call it a ‘staycation’. The English weather is known for its unpredictability and change and […]

Has bad weather affected your travel plans?

As the Beast from the East and Storm Emma continue to dominate UK news I thank my lucky stars that I have had only one trip affected by bad weather and that was Christmas a few years back when Storm Katie hit the south east and Turkish Airlines were unable to land at Gatwick. After a couple […]

Lyme Regis – photoblog.

Lyme Regis found fame as the backdrop to French Lieutenant’s Woman with the lady dressed in black standing on the famous cobb. I didn’t see any hooded characters but I did see the cobb shrouded in mist. Despite the sea mist which had descended on Lyme Bay the harbour and town still twinkled and glowed […]