Category: General

Jul 02 2019

Shere Open Gardens 2019

On Sunday we visited Shere, Surrey (along with thousands of others) for their Open Gardens afternoon. There were over 20 gardens open. A few photos from our visit can be found at .

I particularly like ‘Winston’.

Jun 23 2019

Sedgewick Park, Sussex

This morning we went to an Open Gardens event at Sedgewick Park, Sussex. Some photos from our visit can be found at

Jan 30 2019

World Tour photos

On 30th November 2018 we set off on a round the world tour. We visited Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia and USA. We were able to meet up with ‘distant cousins’ and friends in Australia and New Zealand. We had 2 Boxing Days as we crossed the International Date Line from 27th December to 26th. We celebrated the New Year and our 70th birthdays in Moorea. We returned to London on 12th January 2019. A (large) selection of photos from our trip can be found at (at the time of publishing 1 photo is not displaying correctly).

Jul 09 2018

Suffolk (and Essex) visit July 2018

Last Thursday we took our campervan up to Suffolk. We first visited Framlingham (with castle).
The next day we went to Sutton Hoo. First of all we did a 6 mile walk, which included views across to Woodbridge. We then went around the exhibition. We took the guided tour around the burial grounds. And then finally to the house of the owner at the time of the discovery of the treasure.
On the Saturday, we started making our way home. First of all we went to Woodbridge. Then we went to Coggeshall near Colchester, Essex. There are 2 National Trust buildings here. The first is the Grange Barn, that thankfully has been restored. Not too much to see here have to admire the size of this agricultural workshop. Further into town is the former home of a wool baron, Paycocke’s house and garden.The house and history is interesting but we found the garden rather disappointing.
The final part of the journey home was less stressful as the World Cup football match had removed many drivers from the M25 motorway.
There are some photos at and they are basically in the order above.