Category Archives: Out and about

All steamed up

Last night Mr PP and I celebrated our silver Wedding Anniversary (OK, it is a year late, but it’s a long story) with an evening dinner aboard the world famous Flying Scotsman steam train. Locomotive 60103 The Flying Scotsman (displaying … Continue reading

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Treasured Possessions

The other day I went with my good friend Sonia (Androulaskitchen.wordpress.com) to Goodwood House to hear a talk in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers.  The subject of the talk was to be The Hidden Treasures of Goodwood … Continue reading

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More Turner than Turner

Cold, windy and definitely Wintery, it was really the perfect day to visit the John Virtue exhibition “The Sea” which recently opened at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne.  I have been rather looking forward to this particular show,  although disappointed … Continue reading

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Country House Christmas Nostalgia

With a little over a week to go before Christmas I thought it might be nice to take some time out to do something “Christmassy”; so Mr PP and I went along to our local National Trust property – Petworth … Continue reading

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3 in one day whirlwind exhibition visiting

It’s been a while since I visited a London gallery exhibition and suddenly today I saw not just one but 3!  I met with an old friend, Sharon who is always great company and makes visiting exhibitions such a pleasure, … Continue reading

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James Bond wannabees and French Retro

Never let it be said that my local town – Horsham doesn’t know how to host crowd pulling events! Having said that however, I know for certain that there are a great many people out there who would say exactly … Continue reading

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An Englishman’s Home

Mr PP has a few days off work this week so we decided to have a day out.  It can be tricky to decide where to go sometimes as we have been to so many places within a reasonable (and … Continue reading

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