Blog Traffic Analysis

Some days the traffic to the blog is  slow,  some days traffic is heavy there doesn’t seem to be a trend particularly. In March there was a surge …… is it because people  had more time to search posts and actually comment or is because they were a little stir crazy and looking for inspiration […]

Uppark visit – photoblog

Enjoying the visits to local National Trust   parklands and gardens in this glorious weather, here are a few of my favourite Uppark photos. Really well organised with limited visitors, easy to park and navigate the site, toilets are open. Uppark is in South Harting, near Petersfield, Hampshire.            

Cape Town to Simon’s Town

We planned our route via Chapman’s Peak but discovered that on Wednesday’s during February and March the Peak road is closed……note to self check website on day. However we stopped off at Hout Bay and watched the fishermen haul their catch, avoided the souvenir stalls and kept well away from a sea lion that locals […]

Dassie spotting in South Africa!

The first time I came across a dassie it took me by surprise.  I had seen signs reminding visitors not to approach the wildlife on Table Mountain but I wasn’t prepared for seeing a giant guinea pig as I rounded a corner on one of the trails! I didn’t know what it was so asked […]

Camps Bay – a photoblog

Came across Camps Bay nearly by accident…oh yes I knew I was passing through Camps Bay on the Hop On Hop Off Bus in Cape Town but I didn’t know that I was going to be compelled to get off the bus when I saw that glittery white sand and turquoise ocean. Yes it drew me off […]

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 cocktails to try in Orlando

The Perfect Margarita – Applebees, chain restaurant across America. Rickey Reynolds – which includes Aviation Gin and found at TGI’s Moscow Mule – sip this and people watch away from the crowds in Celebration Town Tavern, especially love the metal tankards, usually copper which they are served in. For something a little different a refreshing Pineapple Mojito […]