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Winkworth Arboretum (October 2016)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 09:35 PM
We picked a fabulous day for our first visit to Winkworth Arboretum. Note to Laura: don't forget your NT Membership card next time. ;-)
Woking Food and Drink Festival (September 2016)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 11:16 PM
The annual Woking Food and Drink Festival has become a real highlight of the town's calendar. A great chance to taste the local produce ... particularly the Hogs Back beer!
Basingstoke Canal (August 2016)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 09:21 PM
Another pleasant stroll along the Basingstoke Canal - walking from home into Woking for lunch and a nice Aperol Spritz!
War of the Worlds (August 2016)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 09:22 PM
One of Woking's few claims to fame, is that the Martians landed on nearby Horsell Common before destroying the town in H. G. Wells novel, "The War of the Worlds" (1898).
Wisley with Evelyne (April 2016)
Posted by Richard on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 04:01 PM
Evelyne was with us for Easter. Rather than sitting around and licking my Dell-inflicted wounds, I took her to RHS Garden Wisley. The glasshouses were spectacular as always, but we were probably a week or two early for some real spring colours in the gardens.
Watts Gallery Artists' Village (March 2016)
Posted by Richard on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 05:22 PM
Watts Gallery, in Compton (not far from Guildford), is dedicated to the work of George Frederic Watts. Now, you can also visit his studios in Limnerslease, the artist's home, a short walk from the gallery.
Historic Warwick (March 2015)
Posted by Richard on Friday 27th May 2016 at 11:10 PM
Adam has been living in Histowick Warwick
for six months, but until now our visits had all been fleeting. The main reason for this trip was to support Adam in his first half-marathon
, but we took the opportunity to see the sights...
Blatchford Down (August 2013)
Posted by Richard on Thursday 29th August 2013 at 11:18 PM
Making the most of that rarest of occasions, a sunny August Bank Holiday, Laura and I headed for the North Downs.
Brookwood Military Cemetery (August 2013)
Posted by Richard on Sunday 11th August 2013 at 06:10 PM
We've been to the Brookwood Military Cemetery on a number of occasions, but this was a first trip for Evelyne. As always, a very peaceful yet poignant experience.
Chartwell (August 2013)
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 11:14 PM
With Evelyne visiting us for a couple of weeks and Debbie 'in town' for the weekend, we headed over to Churchill's home at Chartwell
for the afternoon. Lovely grounds and a very interesting tour of the house - highly recommended.
Whitstable (October 2012)
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 10:53 PM
We'd taken Mark to Canterbury for an open day at the University of Kent. On the way back we stopped to look around Whitstable.
London Tourists (March 2012)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 01:14 PM
Laura and I had tickets for the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy; the weather was so nice, we decided to get into town early and do some touristy stuff.
Whitmoor Common (December 2010)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 21st December 2010 at 08:30 PM
To mark our 24th Wedding Anniversary, Laura and I had lunch at the Jolly Farmer in Worplesdon, followed by a very frosty walk around Whitmoor Common. Very serene!
Wisley once more (April 2010)
Posted by Richard on Sunday 13th June 2010 at 02:12 PM
On Easter Sunday we took our weekend guests to the RHS Gardens at Wisley
. Spent a lot of time getting close ups of flowers in the Glasshouse using my 'big lens'. Didn't spend any time recording what I was photographing. One was a cactus. ;-)
Historic Guildford (May 2009)
Posted by Richard on Monday 15th June 2009 at 11:30 PM
We've been to Guildford dozens of times in our thirteen years in Surrey, mostly for the shopping. Until this week, I didn't even know there was a castle!
East Head, West Sussex (December 2008)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 30th December 2008 at 11:33 PM
After four days of almost constant eating and drinking over Christmas, Laura and I headed for the coast to walk off a few of those extra calories.
Syon Park (December 2008)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 30th December 2008 at 11:18 PM
We stayed the night after the Dell Christmas party by Brentford Lock. Following a bit of a lie in and a substantial breakfast, we took a walk around the gardens of Syon Park
, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland. Very nice.
Escape to Wisley (October 2008)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 28th October 2008 at 10:46 PM
With the fur flying back at home, Laura and I took the opportunity to escape to the peace and tranquility of RHS Wisley
on an absolutely gorgeous autumn day.
Basingstoke Canal (August 2007)
Posted by Richard on Saturday 27th October 2007 at 10:02 PM
With Laura in Barcelona for the weekend, we could have gone anywhere ... the Basingstoke Canal was nearest!
Thorpe Park (August 2003)
Posted by Richard on Thursday 27th November 2003 at 12:07 AM
It took us nearly two months to take Adam on his 11th birthday treat to Thorpe Park
, and another three to get the photos on the website.
Ski Camp (April 2003)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 29th April 2003 at 12:36 AM
In preparation for our forthcoming vacation to Banff in the Canadian Rockies, Adam and Mark spent three days at the John Nike Leisure Sport Centre
in Bracknell learning to ski - I only hope I can keep up with them when the time comes!
Basingstoke Canal (April 2003)
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 29th April 2003 at 12:36 AM
On Good Friday we took the train from Brookwood (our local station) for one stop to Ash Vale and walked the 6 miles back along the Basingstoke Canal
- glorious weather, beautiful scenery and lots of locks!
Toad Rock (June 2002)
Posted by Richard on Thursday 11th July 2002 at 01:48 AM
Toad Rock, on Rusthall Common near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, was the top
place for a Sunday afternoon when I was growing up, but this was my first trip back in 20 years. Still great fun and naturally
it proved a winner with the next generation too!
Box Hill (June 2002)
Posted by Richard on Thursday 19th June 2008 at 10:31 PM
Where better to go for a nature fix on a June afternoon? Box Hill near Dorking in Surrey - and a free car park for National Trust members!
Stonehenge (July 2001)
Posted by Richard on Sunday 14th October 2001 at 11:03 PM
The great and ancient stone circle of Stonehenge in Wiltshire is one of the wonders of the world - the latest
of the monuments date back to 1600 BC. Clothes to be worn at all times, except the midsummer solstice!