With a name like Lowry, Manchester is my kinda town

With a name like mine, the most common question is – are you related to LS Lowry.  Sadly, I am not.  We do however share a great love of the arts and an admiration for urban grit so why oh why didn’t I visit the magnificent city of Manchester before now? When I did so,…

Country Pub Series: Horse & Jockey

When I take a few days holiday, there is nothing nicer than visiting a local pub for lunch which has been recommended by a friend. This is how we came, one sunny day, to visit the Horse & Jockey in Hipley, Hambledon, Hampshire, sitting in their flower-laden beer garden.  Even better, it has a story to…

Country Pub Series: The Queen’s, Selborne

Whilst visiting the gorgeous village of Selborne in Hampshire, I felt the need for sustenance …. after all, wandering around a museum, gardens and looking at village churches takes its toll on a girl. Locals directed us to an historic inn that crossed all the “t’s” and dotted all the “i’s” – The Queens, formerly known…