Online Jottings

Surrey Hills Artisan Trail

A self-guided Artisan Trail showcasing the best of Surrey Hills food, drink and craft artisans. Surrey Hills is launching its Artisan Trail on Sunday 18th October at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking to showcase the extraordinary range of local food, drink, art and crafts in the Area of Outstanding Natural …

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Soroptimist International Surrey Hills

Soroptimist International Surrey Hills  We’re meeting by Zoom and on 8 pm on Monday 9 November, we are being joined by Summreen Sheikh, from Greenpeace.  Find out about their latest campaigns and what we can do to make a difference to the planet.  And then a meeting on 23 November, …

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Slow down for the scarecrows!

Hambledon, like many other villages across the country, have set up Community Speed Watch groups to try and encourage drivers to slow down through villages and country lanes. This involves police-trained volunteers spending time by the roadside in set areas, recording and reporting drivers exceeding the limits. One of Hambledon’s …

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Godalming Museum volunteer press officer

Godalming Museum will be open only on Fridays in November, with an exhibition about Jack Phillips and the Titanic and extra stock for Christmas in the shop. Take this opportunity to support your local museum as well as to source some special Christmas gifts. for bookings  

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Boat cruises on the Wey & Arun Canal

Enjoy the stunning seasonal colours on a cruise along the Wey & Arun Canal. Trips depart from the wharf at Loxwood on Sundays and Wednesdays in October and November. Book tickets online at

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Free mindfulness tasters

Would you like to reduce stress and anxiety, stay calm when facing difficulties and enjoy life more? Mindfulness can be very helpful with all of these. We hold free online taster sessions every Tuesday, 10am and 6pm. We’re pleased to be returning to an in-person 8-week course at the Old …

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Park for Free After Three Dorking Initiative

From 2nd October 2020 to 29th January 2021 Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) working with Dorking Town Partnership will offer free parking every Friday from 3pm in St Martin’s Walk, Wathen Road, Southside and West Street car parks. The Park for Free after Three initiative, funded by Dorking Town Partnership, …

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Walking The Portuguese Coastal Camino in memory of my father

In memory of a beloved father and footballing legend My dear Dad, Ralph Morris, died in September 2019, aged 91. He was a gifted footballer in his younger years. During his National Service in Malaya in the late 1940s, he represented RAF Butterworth, playing with distinction all over the peninsula, …

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Thoughts of Autumn – a poem

Late summer sun, slow change in hues of leaves whose days are nearly done, dues paid for the year, so they may either linger on, through autumn’s shifts, or drop tomorrow, an early gift to the earth below, and all the things about to grow in gardens, fields and water …

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Farnham Scottish Country Dancing Club

Farnham Scottish Country Dance Club: keeping fit in uncertain times Looking for friendly people and some physical and mental exercise? Then come and try Scottish Country Dancing! Our members are a sociable group. Come on your own or with a partner; we swap partners between dances. The Club meets in …

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Extinction Rebellion Godalming online meetings during the coronavirus crisis

During these uncertain and anxious times, Extinction Rebellion Godalming are hosting weekly group meetings via the ‘Zoom’ video communication platform, discussing ways to support one another through this crisis, and consider the wider implications for the climate and ecological emergency. Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm. Email to find out more …

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The Meaning of Birdsong – a poem

This poem was sent in to us by one of our readers, Peter Taylor           Warm May morning, pink azaleas alight, never been so bright before, so fiery so soon after winter’s wake (quite late this year). I toast my feet beneath a dodging sun, soaking …

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