Arundel – A Reduced History From The Normans To The Norfolks

I’ve done a six-mile walk, from Arundel to Stoke, and now I must return, to the company of folk, I walk along a tunnel, of ferns and tall lithe trees, […]

Arundel – A Circular Walk To South Stoke And Back

As my train approaches, the town of Arundel, the outline of its castle, casts me under a spell, My train is now a carriage, accompanied by knights, wooded dales stand […]

Kensington Palace – A Carousel Of Kings and Queens

There are many movies and stories about the second longest reigning British monarch. She becomes Empress of India, may or may not have become Mrs. Brown, controversially befriends Abdul Karim, […]

Kensington Palace Gardens – A Glorious Revolution

William the III of Orange sails over in 1688 with an armada 4 times larger than the Spanish one in 1588. A rather provocative entourage for one who has been […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part II

“Oh the grand old Dukes of Marlborough, they had acres of land, they built a palace oh so grand, and appointed Lancelot, and when he was done, he was done, […]

Blenheim – The Grand Old Dukes of Marlborough, Part I

In a town along the Danube, in the depth of Bavaria, a man scrawls a note on the back of a tavern bill. It says “I have not time to […]

Sonning to Reading – Back to Prose and Reading

Having made it from Shiplake to Lower Shiplake, I must now get to Reading, my nearest station at 4 miles away. But I’m not complaining, as it promises to be […]

Ship Lake to Sonning – Simply Poetry By The River

To follow in his steps, and write in rhyme perhaps, his poems are inspiring, my trip not least exciting, for I am now in paradise, In less than 60 minutes […]

Claygate – The Clay Beneath My Feet

I arrive in Claygate, and with that into the exciting world of clay. London Clay, as the name implies, lies underneath much of London. Where it transitions into the sandier […]

Ashtead – Get Me to the Hall on Time

I hadn’t even heard of Ashtead until a fortnight ago. I’m here because of an invitation to a Malaysian feast, in aid of charity and to celebrate Eid. Lunch is […]