A walk from Petersfield over the South Downs to Bishop’s Waltham

From the banks of the Rother (almost) via Stroud, Ramsdean, the source of the Meon (just about), Frogmore, East Meon, Old Winchester Hill, Droxford and Upper Swanmore to the source of the Hamble (very nearly). Featuring an erudite parrot, Edward Thomas and John Owen Smith, William Cobbett and Gilbert White, Charles II and Winston Churchill, Eric Ravilious and a 1791 chic doggerel tombstone, and two extinct railways.

Old Winchester Hill from the north.

Traditional and Mediterranian Root Entertainment Fair

Watching them grow? Or is there a sexual metaphor in the Government of Catalonia’s 9 billion euro March bond issue? The document is actually fine as a whole so I guess they just copy-pasted the list of public “companies and organisations”. Arrel in “Fira d’Espectacles d’Arrel Tradicional, Mediterrani” is correctly translated as “roots”, but a…