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Painshill Park – Some Flooding Returns. Photos 


The recent heavy rain has meant that as in many years the rivers and streams running through Painshill have broken their banks with some localised flooding. 

Painshill Park in Autumn


Colours were quite amazing especially over the vineyard . A beautiful autumnal walk in warm coloured light. A rather odd sight of some photographers trying to shoot a model there…. less said the better… 

The Swans of Painshill Park


They look like they are asking for passport photos to be done and posing. Surpringly calm and no hissing at me for comeing quite close to them. Taken with a 100mm Canon EF Macro lens.

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The Grapes Of Painshill Park


Not so many people know that Painshill Park has an excellent vineyard that has been making wine and more recently sparkling wine having been restored in 1992 but was in its prime from 1740-1812. 0000607900006080

Two and a half acres were replanted with the Pinot Noir cultivar planted by Hon. Charles Hamilton in the 18th century, plus Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc hybrids – to reproduce Hamilton’s Painshill Sparkling Wine including a sparkling Rose. The first full crop of wine was harvested back in 1998. The wine can be purchased from the shop at Painshill Park.

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2016 has been an interesting year for grape growing and should there be a decent rainfall in the next few weeks will lead to a good harvest, but as you can see the grapes currently as of September 2016 are not yet ready for picking with some considerable variation in grape size.

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Painshill Park in Cobham with English Vineyard 


A great place to visit in this weather. With its own vineyard and the wine tastes good. The park is just off the A3 at Cobham. 

Pokemon Go. Best Places to find Pokemon. There was a Zubat on my shoulder in Painshill Park 


Although this all sounds like nonsense in fact Pokemon Go is enticing teenagers outdoors to exercise like nothing else.

Painshill park is a large park in Cobham in Surrey 20 miles south of central London. It seems that within the game you are told places to go and catch both Pokemon but also win the tools you need to do this. Painshill is a great example of a large park that requires you to walk miles and all the places where the Pokemon activity is focuses are spread out widely. Seems that just maybe the less popular places in the park attract the most Pokemon? Maybe. Try the Sabine statue is my recommendation or the Ice House.


Any game that gets teenagers out and about is much to be commended. It’s good to see the return of Pokemon once again. Always has been one of the better games. Walking along I was somewhat surprised to be demanded to stand still as there was a Zubat on my shoulder. So who knows what might be living on your shoulder? 


Painshill park is a great place for walking and I have blogged many times on this wondrous place. It even has its own vineyard . Just google Arcticterntalk and Painshill to find all you need to know. 


Wipe Your Beak Peregrine Falcon


Wipe Your Beak

Early Arrival of Egyptian Goose Goslings 2016


Winter 2015-16 has been a strange one with varying temperatures almost daily. Painshill park in Cobham has always been home to many types of ducks and fowl including Egyptian Geese.

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

A few facts worth knowing about them are that they are not actually geese at all but a cross between a goose and a duck. It has many duck-like characteristics, but it also has some external goose-like traits. It is the most widespread of all the African waterfowl. These old-world shelducks were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians, and were considered sacred , and appeared in much of their artwork. The Romans and the Greeks also kept Egyptian Geese in domestic flocks.They can breed all  year around, but usually breed in the spring or at the end of a dry season. It thus is somewhat surprising to see baby goslings in early February.The British population dates back to the 18th century, though only formally added to the British list in 1971 and are found mainly in East Anglia, in parkland with lakes. It was officially declared a pest in the U.K. in 2009. There is little surprise that Painshill Park has become home to them over very many years.

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

 

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

Egyptian Goose and Goslings .Painshill Park in Cobham. Copyright Chris Bushe 2016

 

 

Painshill Park


Always a photographic pleasure and never a photographic chore. Some days even the swans pose in a polite manner. The wind does not annoyingly blow the grapes around and the sun might shine. Not every day but just sometimes. Anyone with a camera should venture to Painshill Park in Cobham, Surrey.

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Make your mind up Vines. Red or White Grapes? Painshill Vineyards Surrey

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Vines growing in October 2015 at Painshill Park Cobham Surrey

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Vines growing in October 2015 at Painshill Park Cobham Surrey

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Posing swan

Should Football Managers Harangue Officials on the pitch? Tommy Williams and Kingstonian


As a football fan I see plenty of occasions each game where the officials get it wrong and sometimes badly so. Having said that players and managers also are culpable of making errors plenty of times in any given game. I do however take a view that officials should be allowed to do their jobs with the expectation that they will not be perfect and certainly should be protected from on-pitch haranguing and demonstrations of anger on the pitch itself. At the recent Met Police v Kingstonian game at half time, immediately before which Met Police had scored direct from a corner, the officials were approached by the Kingstonian manager Tommy Williams clearly angry at some percieved error of judgement, and in a finger waving manner. We all in non-league should have respect for the officials and I personally cannot condone this behaviour. I am sure there are other views out there and it would be interesting to hear them.

Angry Tommy Williams Kingstonian manager confronts the officials at half time. Why is this acceptable?

Angry Tommy Williams Kingstonian manager confronts the officials at half time. Why is this acceptable?

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