Monthly Archives: August 2011

Portsdown Hill – Looking out over Portsmouth

Years ago, my mother introduced me to Portsdown Hill (a favourite viewing point) with her graphic, grim recollection of how she watched a German bombing raid over Portsmouth in World War II reduce the city to ashes.  In her later … Continue reading

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A new discovery: Creech Wood, Denmead

One of the joys of having a Hound is finding new places for “walkies” and recently, on a friend’s recommendation, I discovered Creech Wood, Denmead. Like Queen’s Enclosure and Park Wood, Waterlooville, it is another remnant of the Forest of … Continue reading

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Flying High: Portsmouth International Kite Festival

The best thing about living near a seaside city like Portsmouth is coming across the unexpected.  In clement weather, weekends normally encompass a walk along the Eastney Beach with the Hound but my habit is always to drive right the … Continue reading

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Five of the Best Museums!

Welcome to the third of our five of the best series, looking at common themes and topics across the Magellan PR client base. This one is looking at destinations with ‘Museums with a Difference’ including The Savoy (a Fairmont property), … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera… Action for Film Concierge Kolene Elliot at The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto

The Fairmont Royal York is considered one of the most luxurious hotels in Toronto and with its hand-painted ceilings, ornate furnishings and crystal chandeliers, it is no wonder the magnificent property has become a popular destination for movie filming. ‘The … Continue reading

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A3 Wanderings: An historic church – St Mary’s, Selborne, Hampshire

Wandering around Selborne when visiting Gilbert White’s House, I can see why the village so enthralled him.  OK – so in the mid 1700’s, it would have been a little different obviously but there is charm by the bucket load … Continue reading

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A3 Wanderings: Chowing down in Selborne, Hampshire

Whilst visiting Selborne to see Gilbert White’s House, we cast around initially to see where we could enjoy a restorative cup of tea.  With the Hound in tow, we sadly could not try out the Tea Parlour in Gilbert White’s … Continue reading

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A3 Wanderings: Gilbert White’s House & The Oates Museum

The sign on the A3 I see every day intrigued me.  Who was Gilbert White and why is his house so special?  When I had some time to spare, I decided to find out. Gilbert White was a keen gardener … Continue reading

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A3 Wanderings: Selborne, Hampshire

Wanting to know more about this name I see everyday on the A3 roundabout, Gilbert White, has also brought me an unexpected treat.  By visiting Gilbert White’s House (more in another post), it has lead me to Selborne, a delightful … Continue reading

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A3 Wanderings

As a PR who travels so much of the time, I have decided to stay close to home for my summer break this year.  With an office in Guildford, Surrey and a home in Waterlooville, Hampshire, I drive the same … Continue reading

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