Beach Huts – a discussion!

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 […]

An amble round Hamble

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 […]

Lanhydrock, Cornwall

…………….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. […]

Shanklin Old Village – a photoblog

It’s that time of the year again when the lovely Isle of Wight calls us over for a coastal walk, this time we are staying at the exceptional Haven Hall Hotel in Shanklin and before checking in we enjoyed lunch at Vernon Cottage. We had time to explore and photograph this quaint tourist spot. If the cars were […]