Halnaker Park

Halnaker Park

Taking a walk northwards up Park Lane from the tiny village of Halnaker towards the majestic ruins of old Halnaker House last Sunday reminded me that a few years ago I had gone on an official visit, but had never bothered to write up my notes! Now of course I...
Country House Styles

Country House Styles

I have recently enjoyed learning all about how the country house evolved from the very early Medieval period through to the ways it has learnt to survive in the 21st Century. So whilst watching the Downton film recently I spent quite a bit of time pondering the...
Dinner in the Cathedral

Dinner in the Cathedral

Look how glorious the nave of the cathedral looks decked out for a huge dinner party! It was only when I was preparing to conduct a tour of Chichester Cathedral in German, did I realise where the term ‘nave’ came from! In German the ‘nave’ is...
Princess Mary and Downton

Princess Mary and Downton

What a fantastically fun film! Friends had told me how good it was but it was even better than that, with all the characters appearing on the big screen like long lost friends. Tongue in cheek quips together with amusing storylines. Entertainment at its very best!...
Sussex Day

Sussex Day

Well Sussex Day didn’t start bright and cheerful did it – rain and more rain! But by the time I went into Chichester to meet my guests for the walking tour of the City, the rain had stopped and by the end of the tour the sun was shining! I wonder what the...
The Romans have returned!

The Romans have returned!

Roman week has returned to Chichester this Spring Bank Holiday with a wealth of things to see and do, to remind us all of our ancient heritage. Chichester is one of the few original Roman towns in the country that can boast such wonderfully intact walls. We really...