Enjoying the sunshine if not the wind, enjoying the increased allowance of outdoor exercise. Alver Valley once a quarry area and now wild grounds for everyone to enjoy with trails, ponds and wildlife. Located in Gosport, Hampshire.
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 […]
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 […]
The second floor of the Welly (The Wellington Hotel) is where the water reached during the 2004 flood. There were many references on buildings lining the walk down to the sea reminding us of that awful time. It had been far too many years to count since I had last seen Boscastle but I feel I know […]
…………….an invitation to a masked ball at Lanhydrock could not be sneezed at. Festive decorations 2019 took on a theme of an 1893 Masked Ball. Visitors were handed their ‘invitation’ instead of the usual ticket and one could see whose fabulous company they were in ….from the Robartes who were hosting, local landowners and even a viscountess. […]
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 […]