Everything You Wanted to Know About Lichen

Everything You Wanted to Know About Lichen

Today I meet up with Mike Dixon, a Lichen enthusiast. Together we spend a pleasant morning searching the churchyard of St Lawrence church in Falmer, East Sussex for the wonderful organism that grows on tombstones, as well as trees, wood and brick. A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living […]

St Peter’s Church in Newdigate, Surrey, explored.

St Peter's Church in Newdigate, Surrey, explored.

The Lovely Julia and I are in Surrey today to explore the wonderful church there. St Peter’s is rather special because of it’s16th century oak bell tower boasting six bells. The pub of the same name is bang across the road. The church is wonderful with some fascinating features and the churchyard enhanced with a […]

Terrapins the Size of Dinner Plates and Family Graves

Terrapins the Size of Dinner Plates and Family Graves

The plan was to take a walk from Ditchling in East Sussex to a secret bunker hidden in the countryside, but the weather has defeated us. However, we shall do the walk later in the Spring – meanwhile, Darren tells me about the peculiar giant terrapins in the local pond and of his ancient family […]

A Brief Walk Around The Village of Rusper in West Sussex

A Brief Walk Around The Village of Rusper in West Sussex

The lovely Julia and I are in the quaint village of Rusper, just north of Horsham. We take a walk around the church and then along the high street. I used to live in Horsham as a younger man, but never visited this nearby village. Today I am delighted to see all the old timber […]