Of grasses and orchids

The area around Guildford is mostly made of chalk grasslands, which are just looking marvellous at this time of the year. Here are some pictures of a quick walk I did in a small reserve overlooking Guildford, Merrow Downs which is also home to Guildford Golf Club. As the name states, this is above all a…

Chalky Guildford

Having settled comfortably in my new town, I decided to have a look at the (wonderfully made) website of Surrey Wildlife Trust, which manages dozens of nature reserves in the county, to find walk ideas in the area. The first reserve we decided to visit, located on the South-Eastern boundaries of Guildford town is called…

En passant par la Lorraine…

Any English-speaking visitors wanting to revise a bit of French? 😉             This lovely little song is a historical reference to the Franco-German war of 1870,during which a part of my home place (Lorraine) was annexed by Germans. I guess you see where I’m getting at : I want to…