Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Going back to my Village for Knit & Natter

The first Monday in every month heralds Knit & Natter in the village where I grew up and my Mum still lives.
Tiddly Toes absolutely LOVES going and she often packs her case to stay the night with Nana!
We usually go the dual carriage way route, a bit dull, but quick.  Recently though, there has been some road works in Dorking,...so, not so quick!
I decided, as it was Bluebell time of year, to go the back roads across Leith Hill and through Coldharbour and this was the view as we rounded a corner on the back road to my home village.............
A stunning view right the way across to Ranmore.
A bit further along the road and we start to dip down into the woods, it is very damp down here as in the basin is a little tributary of the River Mole.
And right next to the river was this opening in the woods filled with Bluebells.....a gorgeous purple-blue carpet...........

The road then gets very windy and thin, full concentration required, so no photos...UNTIL....I get to my village!
The eagle-eyed might recognise this from last years Olympic Cycling Road Race as it went right through here.  But to me this is the thatched bus stop on The Green where I used to sit and wait for my school bus.......

See the Dovecote next to it...thatched too!  Idyllic.
We had a lovely time at Knit & Natter, I spent 2 hours of full on crochet time on my Granny Squares (with a little break for a cup of tea and Mums homemade Low Fat Muffins....mmmmm!)
And, yes, Tiddly Toes stayed the night....much to her Daddy's surprise when he got home and she wasn't there!
I feel the need for more Bluebells, so I may go and gather some photos for you....
Until the next time.....toodle-pip!


  1. Hello, I used to live in West Ewell, my two older sons live in Westhumble and Fetcham, my DIL lives in Gomshall, I know exactly where this photo was taken, as I have passed it many, many times. What a lovely place to have grown up.
    joy x x

    1. Small World, I had friends in Westhumble when at the Ashcombe school and my Dads In-Laws (2nd marriage) lived in the house at the top of the drive alongside the garage in Gomshall, we used to visit them often, always went this route on the bus to Guildford. Such a lovely area. xx

    2. Both my grandsons go to Ashcombe! I just love that part of Surrey and miss it more than I do the Epsom area where I lived for 21 years!

    3. Friends go back to Ashcombe to do business week and they tell me it is still as nice as it was. Dragons Den's Evan Davies was a couple of years above me at Ashcombe.

      I wonder if they have Miss Tryon for French...apparently she is still there!

      Very small world....and you live where I holidayed with my Dad as a child...Wiltshire! Melksham. My brother still lives near Westbury. And I love your part of the country,



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