Down House: The Home of Charles Darwin

I was very impressed with both the house and the gardens, managed by English Heritage (meaning I, as an EH member, got free entry) – With social distancing measures still in place I essentially had most of the rooms to myself. There aren’t many opportunities to stand alone in the study where Darwin wrote On the Origin of Species. Continue reading

Brooklands and Windsor

Another weekend and another day trip. It seems to be that days where I drive a couple of hundred miles in a single day are the norm now. Next weekend, when I am due to drive to visit my cousin in Frankfurt in Germany, will be the first time since March that I drive somewhere and stay overnight away from home! Continue reading