Stefan Reynolds

Celebrating our night skies – a call to all to join our European friends in Switzerland for La Nuit est Belle!

On the evening of May 21st, public lighting in the City of Geneva and surrounding communities will be switched off in a show of support for our night skies.  People living in Geneva and surrounding rural districts will enjoy the wonder of natural darkness lit only by the Moon and …

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Nearly 1 in 10 UK butterflies extinct: How the public can support pollinators at home, during No Mow May

Five species of butterfly have become extinct in the last 150 years. And a 2021 report from Butterfly Conservation Europe found that, in the United Kingdom, nearly one in ten (8%) of resident species have become extinct, and since 1976, overall numbers declined by around 50%. UK butterfly numbers are …

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Explore the West Sussex countryside and help the Wey & Arun Canal Trust

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust will be holding its 48th annual sponsored walk, dubbed The Poodle, on Sunday June 6th. The event is open to both members and non-members (and well-behaved dogs) and is one of the charity’s most important fundraisers of the year, with proceeds going towards pushing …

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Encouraging wildlife in the garden

If you are looking for a cost-effective and low maintenance option to support and encourage all types of wildlife such as frogs, newts, dragonflies and bathing garden birds, it is possible to create a pond using a buried bucket or trough, with stone steps or a wooden ramp for in …

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The rise of DIY home remodelling projects

When the severity of COVID-19 became evident and it was clear that we were in this for the long-haul, we all expected a variety of possible outcomes. For most of us, a DIY boom wasn’t one of them. But, lo-and-behold, that’s exactly what happened. The coronavirus pandemic has led to …

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Brooklands Museum commemorates 100 years since 100mph motorcycle record set

  On the spot where the record was set, Brooklands. L-R: Perry Barwick, Ian Dabney, Andrew Howe-Davies, John Warr, Mark Fielder, Gareth Pemberton and Martin Gegg On 28th April 2021, members of the Brooklands Museum Motorcycle Team at Brooklands Museum commemorated the centenary of the first motorcycle to reach 100mph …

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Win a pair of tickets to Surrey Sculpture at Ramster Garden

Surrey’s much loved Ramster Garden in Chiddingfold near Godalming, famed for its incredible display of rhododendrons and azaleas, is hosting a special exhibition by the Surrey Sculpture Society within its grounds until 20th May 2021. The sculpture trail will offer visitors a rare chance to see a collection of inspirational …

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Vann – a Surrey gem

Vann is a family home between Chiddingfold and Godalming, owned by the Caröe family, whose gardens are open during the year. The late Mary Caröe told us its history back in April 2017. Vann was leased by my late husband’s grandfather WD Caröe, the Arts & Crafts architect from the …

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Volunteers Needed At Phyllis Tuckwell’s Shops

Local Hospice Care charity Phyllis Tuckwell is in need of more retail volunteers, so if you’re looking for a fulfilling way to spend a few hours, meeting people, learning new skills and giving something back to the community, then this could be just the thing for you! Phyllis Tuckwell has …

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Win one of 10 tickets to the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

Some 60 dealers are gathering from around England to exhibit at the annual Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th June. A wide selection of disciplines covers centuries past right up to the present day, so visitors have a treat in store. Taking place …

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Win a matinee ticket to the spectacular Loxwood Drive-in Movies

Hollywood comes to Loxwood with the drive-in movies, as the spectacular, American-style Loxwood Drive-in Movies returns, running from 19th July to the 1st August in the Loxwood Meadows. Enjoy fantastic films in the beautiful Sussex countryside with cutting edge sound, a high definition movie screen, a diverse selection of films …

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Win a family ticket to the new Surrey Hills Artisan Festival

This summer, a new two-day outdoor festival will celebrate the very best of the Surrey Hills’ food, drink, arts and crafts: the Surrey Hills Artisan Festival 2021. Taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, the weekend festival will showcase the artisans of …

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Win a pair of Premium Soft Bamboo Men’s or Ladies ‘Horny Pants’

Our Premium Bamboo underwear is made in the UK, is soft to the skin, naturally breathable. And anti-bacterial. Bamboo is a much less resource hungry crop and as a fast-growing grass, it requires no fertilizer and little water, making it very Eco friendly and kind to the environment. Horny Pants …

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Godalming Museum celebrates its 100th birthday!

Godalming Museum looks forward to welcoming visitors back in mid-May to celebrate its 100th birthday. The Museum is set to re-open on Tuesday 18th May, initially for drop-in visits on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm and on Tuesdays for pre-booked visits only. Visitors will enter via a new foyer, …

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