The peaceful charm of Buckler’s Hard on the River Beaulieu

Yes, yes, I know we missed watching the royal wedding, but you can’t waste a sunny day, can you.

With the weather forecast set fair for last Saturday we planned an adventure to visit Buckler’s Hard on the River Beaulieu, a river cruise, and then to walk to Beaulieu village for a late lunch.

The walk from Buckler’s Hard to Beaulieu was a delightful peaceful walk along the river bank. The walk was a little over 2 miles, and further than we anticipated for a sunny day, and then, of course, we had to walk back. However, we had the benefit of a Montagu Arms lunch. Here’s a photo brief montage of the day.

Happy are we that the royal wedding ran without a hitch

My neighbours were among the crowd of wedding well wishers on the Royal Mile in Windsor Great Park. Their report was one of a joyful day.

Weddings, of all kinds, are wonderful things. What every bride wishes for is the sun to shine, and everything to go without a hitch. For royal weddings, the nation wants both of those, and it makes us all happy when it is so.

I’m sure security was strict in Windsor. That it was must surely have benefited the occasion, to the great relief of one and all.

Mark Williams’ On The Rails Episode 2: Rocket Men

Continuing with my Friday episodes from Mark Williams Discovery TV channel programme, On The Rails, where he looks at the 200 years of Railways. In episode 2 Mark explores how the Stephenson’s, father and son, George and Robert, solved the problems with the early unreliable steam engines. Simply wonderful explanations by Mark.

Park Opera perform Opera Pops in Windlesham

Park Opera’s concert  programme of Opera Pops, performed at St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham, on Thursday 26th April at 8.0 pm, will include favourite solos, duets, quartets and choruses from the best known operas. Tickets £10, including refreshments (£5 for under 16s).