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 […]

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 […]

Aynho, Northants – a photoblog

Driving through England’s green and pleasant land is a pleasing experience….especially if you are the one not doing the driving. Needing a break we found ourselves lunching at the Pickled Ploughman on the road between Adderbury in Oxfordsshire and Aynho in Northants. We had a rumbustious BLT with glorious fat chips and a crisp Sauvignon in the afternoon sunshine […]

Stratford upon Avon canal walk – photoblog

Starting from the Red Lion in the centre of the town the Stratford canal heads north towards Wilmcote and eventually Birmingham…..it makes for a very pleasant stroll with a wide footpath and plenty of ‘lock action’. Tumbling may bushes drop into the canal and loose petals blow across the water at this time of the year. Early […]

Lower Slaughter- Photoblog

The  Grey Traveller always enjoys a visit to the Cotswolds, an English national treasure for sure. A visit in the Winter months means grey skies but no crowds whereas in the summer you can guarantee crowds if not blue skies. So whilst March isn’t brilliant for photos it was great to walk and explore on our […]