Three days in the Isle of Wight …part 1

Our Reading friends, Kim and Ivor, have been extolling the virtues of The Isle of Wight for many years, as they stay there frequently, so on our return to London we had arranged a three day stay with them on the island. The European trip exceeded expectation in so many ways, and so did the Isle of  Wight – we absolutely  loved it! We  took … Continue reading Three days in the Isle of Wight …part 1

Wimbledon – the pilgrimage…

Today saw the fulfilment of a great expectation. Since I discovered many years ago, our family’s direct connection to the famous Renshaw twins, Ernest and William, I have wanted to see for myself the memorabilia surrounding them at The All England Tennis club in Wimbledon. Today was the culmination of that dream. We set off early this morning, a Bank Holiday Monday on surprisingly calm … Continue reading Wimbledon – the pilgrimage…

Churchill’s Chartwell… and other places

Today we packed in so much, beginning with a visit to Churchill’s residence just out of Westerham. We left early so as to avoid the M25 crush and arrived in plenty of time for our timed-entry visit,  allowing us to wander the beautiful gardens prior to viewing the house. The house and large grounds were bathed in late morning sunshine, and it was wonderful to … Continue reading Churchill’s Chartwell… and other places