Visit to Winkworth arboretum

winkworth.jpgOne of the few National Trust places open in Surrey at this time of year. Daphne and I went there on Sunday afternoon for a light lunch followed by a short walk. I need to use a stick because of knee problems, but I’m told that, even if you walk very slowly for a time, it’s good for arthritis.

The recent sunshine has brought on the daffodils, which abound in the woodland and on the slopes down to the ornamental lake, and the pink camellias are in full bloom and looking stunning. If one doesn’t feel like being too active, there’s a lot to be said for just sitting on a bench admiring the view and thinking great thoughts. That’s my excuse anyway.

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About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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