Monday is Simon’s day off and we usually like to give the dog a really good walk. Yesterday the weather was sunny and unseasonably warm and we decided to explore Reigate Hill (south of London) for a change. (We often end up at Box Hill which was the location for the picnic in Emma – for those of you who are Jane Austen fans.)
I actually took my camera – so you can see a little of what we enjoyed!
The path we were walking on is part of the old pilgrim’s route to Canterbury (so at least we still kept a literary link, we were trying to remember quotes from Chaucer!).
The first photo shows some of the view with Bertie looking unusually calm and surveying the land. The second is of a folly built at the beginning of the 20th century by a Colonel Inglis, the third photo shows some of the mosaic on the ceiling of the folly. I couldn’t find any more information there about this folly, usually known as the “Inglis memorial” – but I’ve always had a soft spot for these strange little structures that were built in various styles in different areas of the country (mainly in the 19th Cent.) commissioned and paid for by the “bettermost folk” to provide paid work at times of hardship.