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 […]
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.
Well I must have got to that certain age as I am now a fully paid up member of the National Trust and where better to make use of my membership than visiting a local stately home at Christmas. This year Hinton dressed the house to the theme of Aesop’s Fables. I haven’t read those stories for many years […]
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 […]
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 […]
…..luxury can be defined any how you want it to be….whether it’s five star accommodation in a water bungalow in the Maldives or something that makes life that much easier …..and that’s how I see the Wetherspoon’s table App …making life easier. It’s simple, you find a table, log on to the free wifi, download the app […]