This beautiful place in the Surrey countryside was a party house for Margaret Greville, a powerful English socialite in the early 1900s. The name 'Polesden' is thought to be Old English. This house was designed to impress. From the extensive art collection to the lavish salon, no expense was spared when the house was renovated,... Continue Reading →
Over the Box Hill!
The very picturesque Box Hill is famous for its fascinating panoramic views of the south. Leopold Salomons gave the original 230 acres of Box Hill to the National Trust, and he had a viewpoint structure, Salomons Memorial, built to commemorate his gift. The views are really impressive. One thing I found interesting was that although... Continue Reading →
Head to Beachy Head!
Beachy Head are the highest chalk cliff headlands in the United Kingdom. The spectacular cliff tops of Beachy Head are a must see for all visitors to Eastbourne and the South Downs. Walk up from the western end of Eastbourne seafront or cycle from the start of the South Downs Way. The iconic Beachy Head lighthouse... Continue Reading →
Following The Summer Sun!
On a beautiful late summer day I decided to enjoy the River Thames by cycling along a path by its side, which offers beautiful scenery along much of its journey to the sea. I started my cycling tour in Twickenham, which is on the Thames Path. The route, mostly along the River Thames at its... Continue Reading →
The Lake District
My Journey to the Lake District was very long. I drove all the way from South London. I went to visit some friends. It took me seven hours, but it was a good experience as I could see the beautiful English countryside. I did quite a few stops on the way there, maybe that's why... Continue Reading →