The Aviator Hotel Farnborough

Enter the spaceship

The Aviator Hotel, Farnborough Every year we have our office Christmas do at The Aviator Hotel in Farnborough. And this year I remembered to take my camera to grab a photo of the stunning interior! The Aviator is the work of Ken McCulloch, founder of […]

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Trees in the mist at Frensham Little Pond

Old Man of the Woods

Frensham Forest A few weeks ago I was out with Haslemere District Cubs for the annual Muir Trophy. The Muir Trophy is a competition for Cub Packs from the Haslemere district, they compete in teams against each other using map skills to find their way and […]

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St Michael's Mount Cornwall

Cut off by the tide

St Michael’s Mount Hard to believe but this time last week we’d just spent the day on the beach in Cornwall watching the sun go down over St Michael’s Mount – in glorious weather and 20°C of November sunshine! The nice lady that served us […]

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Tower of Stones on the beach in Penzance

Perfectly balanced

Penzance beach I found this stack of stones on the beach in Penzance last weekend and grabbed a photo as the tide came up. Apparently there’s a guy who makes these stone towers every day only for the tide to come in and the waves […]

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Bottalack Cornwall

Cornish Coast

Bottalack Mines From our recent trip to Cornwall, the ruins of the tin mines at Bottalack. Hard to believe that this area was once at the heart of the world’s tin industry, with shafts from these two engine rooms running 400m out under the Atlantic […]

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Sennen Cove Cornwall Coast

Flat sea

Sennen Cove Breakwater, Lands End From our recent trip to Penzance. We spent the day on the north Cornish coast, working our way towards Lands End from Pendeen and Botallack and then Sennen Cove. Sennen’s a lovely spot. Good seaside cafés with big lumps of […]

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Winkworth Arboretum

Autumn colours

Stunning autumn colours at Winkworth Arboretum The boathouse at Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming in Surrey. An amazing location for autumn colours and this year has to be one of the best autumns for a long time. Created by Wilfrid Fox in the 1930s Winkworth has a […]

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Roundabout at Hollycombe Steam Fair near Liphook Surrey

The Magic Roundabout

Hollycombe Steam Fair at Night At the weekend I took 15 Cub Scouts to Hollycombe Steam Fair at night. Hollycombe is a working museum of steam operated rides and attractions – a wonderful place of coal smoke, steam, noise and light! Given the choice of […]

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Beech woodland in West Sussex

Trees in the mist

Sussex Beeches Last week I took an early morning ride along The South Downs Way and then to the oil fields in Singleton forest. If you didn’t know where to look you’d never know that this area is one of the UK’s leading onshore oil […]

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The South Downs in the mist

Above the clouds

The South Downs from Heyshott Down Here’s the view from Heyshott Down first thing this morning – looking across the Cocking Gap (seriously I didn’t make that up!) towards Bepton. The buildings in the foreground are Horley Farm on Bell Lane and my house is […]

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The South Downs mist over the Rother Valley

Mist in the valley

An early morning view from Heyshott Down Here’s a photo I grabbed earlier in the week. Never mind the early start, it was definitely worth getting out of bed and cycling to the top of The Downs with my camera on my back! Autumn’s my favourite time […]

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Outfall at Shoreham by Sea

Dead end at Shoreham

Long exposure on the beach On Sunday afternoon we went for a walk at Shoreham. The beach on Basin Road isn’t much to talk about. Mostly stones and gravel, and directly next to the power station, port and industrial sector of the town. It’s a […]

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