Category: Surrey

Valentine’s date at Piccolino, Virginia Water

When deciding on a good Valentine’s restaurant, a lot of boxes must be ticked. My Valentine’s date at Piccolino, Virginia Water was my daughter Charlotte. A big love of my life. My heart, my soul, my empty mascara tube. We wanted to celebrate Valentine’s day in style. A Piccolino restaurant was exactly what we were…

Gin-tastic Birthday bash at Stovell’s, Chobham

It’s my birthday!! I have been desperate to take my children to my new favourite restaurant Stovell’s, Chobham. Stovell’s is elegant but unfussy dining (perfect for my Charlotte), wines that have the Gods singing (one happy hubby) and their own Wildcrafted Gin (my James and our Matthew are both gin lovers). Happy family = happy…

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.