Category: out and about

A dinner and stay at The King’s Head, Hursley

I have discovered the perfect way to escape to the Hampshire countryside. The King’s Head, Hursley offers traditional British comfort, a warm welcome (whatever the weather), home-cooked food by an award winning chef all nestled within a gorgeous historic village just south of Winchester. We relished the opportunity for a getaway to the Hampshire downs to…

Watts Chapel

Chapels and cemeteries are, I find, rather heartwarming places to visit (particularly in the sunshine). When tended well, they seem full of love, care and respect. Watts Chapel in the Surrey Hills, is all that and more. Watts Chapel is a beautiful and rather magical place. The cemetery has an emotive atmosphere.

Watts Gallery

The Watts Gallery is snugly placed in the Surrey Hills and is an art heritage site. George Frederic Watts was considered the greatest painter of the Victorian Era and is dubbed ‘England’s Michelangelo’. I’d occasionally seen his work in TV history programmes as they marked the most pressing themes and ideas of his generation.