Wednesday, 31 October 2018

A Garden in Marlow

Whilst we've been moored on the meadow at Medmenham we've not been lazy ... George has washed and polished Still Rockin', I've been sorting out winter clothes, shoes etc. and catching up on the blog.
The weather has continued to be very cold with temperatures most mornings around 0°c as it was on Saturday (27th October) at 8 o'clock

We've also been searching the internet for travel insurance, not always easy when you get to 'a certain age' and are intending to have an extended foreign holiday.  Not sorted yet, but need it to be very soon.

Yesterday (30th) we took the bus into Marlow and found this ...
We've walked this way many times but not noticed it before ...
so of course we had to go inside for a look-see

The garden was created by Kenneth Balfour in memory of his mother.

I have tried to find out on the internet how this amazing sundial works ... without success.
The red brick house to which the garden probably belonged can be seen in the background
We walked round the streets to the front of the house ... Marlow Place, a grade I listed building built in 1721 and used by the then Prince of Wales temporarily at that time

This lovely building as you can see has now been converted to offices and is 'To Let'.

We'll be on our way again tomorrow ... guess where to ...


Naughty-Cal said...

Our travel insurance is with Coverwise and we have found them to be very good. Just had a claim for additional travel expenses due to a cancelled ferry and so far so good it looks like they are going to pay out and give us some additional compensation. So a big thumbs up from us.

Carol said...

Thanks Rachael for the info, we've finally got it sorted. Let's hope we don't need to claim on it though.

Tom and Jan said...


If you are considering renting a vehicle then we suggest you get the insurance cover in the UK as the cost of insurance in Australia via the rental company is very high.

Carol said...

Thanks for the information Tom, but we're not planning on hiring a car on this trip - shanksy's pony for us! You'll be pleased to hear that we've now sorted our travel insurance at long last.