3 April 2011

Box Hill

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Today we went to Box Hill, which is in Surrey, not too far from London. We were lucky enough to catch a few warm rays of sun. After repeatedly saying 'so where is the hill then?' , we suddenly looked down and realised we were on the hill...and it was big and not box like at all.

Old man's beard?

loads of lovely moss, whenever I see nice moss, I always want to pull it up and take it home with me. Or take my shoes off and walk all over it. I restrained myself from doing either.

some passers by may have thought I was caught short of the toilet, but actually I was pretending to be David {Attenborough or course}.

hundreds of tiny violets!

wow, the fairies have been here.



after a walk around, we needed nourishment, so we stopped at a fine establishment called 'the Running Horses' in a place called Mickleham. They do a very fine luncheon there indeed, highly recommended!

opposite a church...

i found a grave with a funny name, so I placed a pine cone on the top as a reward.
{his name was Walter Birmingham, I have never heard Birmingham as a surname before, its quite impressive though}

We sadly missed our cuppa tea and slice o'cake due to a navigational mishap {SatNav, nothing to do with Moi!!} and all was shut. Poor Nao had to drive back to London through endless traffic on an empty {well, cake & caffeine-less} stomach! OOOpss.

16 comments:

  1. i love your little adventures together! so lovely + relaxing! i can't wait for it to become spring here like it is by you!

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  2. I love this photo story. I know that Box Hill figures in a Jane Austen novel but can't remember which one and it is driving me mad. Anyway, great pics, and lovely explanations as always.

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  3. It's the picnic in Emma.

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  4. Ha, I watched Emma today and looked up Box Hill on the map, wondering what it really looked like (you never really know if you can trust those movie producer types to pick the authentic place). Thanks for the pics, now I know. x

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  5. A fun photo safari/adventure! Love the image of your jewelry on the toad stools, looks like elves left you a present!

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  6. wonderful adventure-and the gift from the fairies is lovelyl--a great way to photograph your beautiful jewellery

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  7. What a marvellous day you had! Love the pics ♥

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  8. Love the wood carving...I love surnames that are names of places...it tells you of the history that family had...our surname is Darlington!

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  9. A lovely day and beautiful pictures too! Disappointing tea and cake capers though :(

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  10. Gorgeous photos - love the way the fairies came! x

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  11. What a lovely day out! Gorgeous photographs.

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  12. I once did a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition to Box Hill with school, don't remember it being this pretty though! Love the mushrooms and rings!

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  13. Its lovely up there. Did you come across Major Peter Labellière's grave up on the hill. Apparantly a local eccentric, he is buried upside down.

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  14. another lovely photo story :). it makes me long for a visit to England. and, my goodness, could there be anything more perfect than that shot of the rings atop the mushrooms!

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  15. You two go on so many little adventures, I'm jealous.

    It's kind of surreal to me that you actually went to Box Hill after I've read about it in Jane Austen's 'Emma'.

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  16. Your photos are gorgeous! Especially love the fairy rings!

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