UK

Travels in the UK


Oh what a luvverly summer… 1

OK, so this is gonna be a long post. Been somewhat remiss about blogging as has been pointed out to me… but only because I’ve been oot and aboot enjoying the summer while it lasts. Early September saw us in Woolacombe Devon, for a great week in the camper van, and visiting friends en route in Bristol and other bits of Devon. Our first campsite in Devon was something of […]

White Emu

Kasai Masai's, Nickens Nkoso dancing

Sounds of…

…Free music… One of the things I love about a typical fickle British summer is the amount of superb free music that can be found without too much looking. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is one such fabulous venue and provides lots of other stuff to occupy, including the nearby lovely Sydenham Hill Woods, which form part of London’s Green Chain Walk. I digress. I’ve spoken of the fantastic Congolese […]


There goes the summer…

Ok so in typical UK summertime fashion, it’s come and gone in the blink of an eye… Still, the rain didn’t dampen our spirits for our second trip in the camper van. With a couple of weeks gone since we first tried her out, we were better equipped for a longer weekend. We arrived at Crowborough campsite in the pouring rain but hey, a sunny day was forecast for the […]

Grain field

Festival crowd

The country comes to town

London’s Brixton gets some occasional bad press mainly because of past riots. However, it’s a great part of town and once a year comes the weekend long Lambeth Country Show. An opportunity to hear great music, lie about in the sunshine, quaff gallons of highly potent Chucklehead cider, watch a sheep shearing show and much more… all for free! Last year the headline act Aswad got totally rained off… a […]


Here comes the summer…

Very excited about the summer which hasn’t been shaping up too badly so far… After falling in love with travels in a camper van in foreign climes, finally bit the bullet and got one of these. For our first try out we headed out to Oldbury Hill in kent. The campsite was great, not least because of the friendly couple running it. Better still we only had to walk to […]

Wild flowers

Sustainable Garden

Brighton Festival

Had a lovely weekend in / around Brighton during which we checked out a couple of great acts at the festival, went for a lovely walk at Castle Hill Reserve on the South Downs and visited a great artist open house whilst indulging myself with the best flapjack I’ve ever tasted accompanied by a lovely cuppa, courtesy of Connie’s Kitzchen. The orchids and other wildflowers were out at the reserve, […]


Aaaaah sweet 1

Well today was a lovely late spring day as it turned out. So headed off to my childhood stomping grounds around Totteridge for a few hours outdoors.Taking in the countryside in the big smoke of London. Misplacing (read losing) ourselves in the wonder of nature… The geese and ducks had been busy so as well as coming across beautiful clumps of buttercups, Flag Irises and Ox Eye Daisies by the […]


The Brown Boot of Anne 3

Had a fabulous weekend down in Hampshire taking in a walk to Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve amongst other things. An ancient Yew woodland and tree hugger’s paradise. We even ran into a marauding Saxon who’d lost the rest of his tribe (we were able to point him in the right direction – at least we later passed him having been reunited with his friends). As well as containing possibly […]


Jersey

When my mate who now lives Oz came over to visit family in Jersey I decided I’d have a long weekend over there too. In all the years I’ve known her, had never been so now was the time… Pretty place, lots of nice beaches and weather was mostly quite good too. I was completely knackered the whole time (apparently due to the sea air) but managed to see a […]


Eclipse

Spent an ace weekend in Brighton. Apart from the fabulousness of catching up with friends, went on an absolutely beautiful walk on the South Downs around Wolstonbury Hill near Pyecombe. It was a lovely sunny winter’s day and the forest was magical. Loads of really old and humungous trees. The damp weather meant there was some seriously large fungus action going on too (which is guaranteed to impress me). After […]