Happy Christmas walkingtalkers!!!

Thank you everyone who has come along to one of my walkingtalks this year. They have been great fun to do, and I look forward to seeing you all for new walkingtalks in the future. For now I wish you all a very, very merry Christmas and a happy new year. Hattie ūüôā

Father Christmas delivers a Christmas treat to Friday the turtle at the Bournemouth Oceanarium. photograph by Hattie Miles

Father Christmas delivers a Christmas treat to Friday the turtle at the Bournemouth Oceanarium. photograph by Hattie Miles

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Westbourne walkingtalk with a sprinkling of Christmas fun!

Join Hattie Miles for a festive walkingtalk in Westbourne on Tuesday 16th December.¬†Come along and you will learn¬†that Westbourne‚Äôs expansion¬†has many parallels¬†with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations. ¬†You will also discover¬†some of the area’s hidden secrets and find out about the famous people connected to the area. The walk will be interesting and lots of fun.¬†WalkingtalkscanIt is the third of a series of Christmas walks in Westbourne. ¬†The circular walk will take place on¬†Tuesday 16th¬†December.¬†¬†Meet in the Henry Joy arcade outside Lavish Life caf√© ready for a¬†10.30am start. ¬†Walks take about one-and-a-half hours and finish in time for lunchtime refreshments and Christmas shopping. Price ¬£6 (¬£5 for over sixties and students).¬† ¬† ¬†Be prepared:¬†¬†This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather. ¬†¬†Thank you everyone who came along to this walkingtalk – you were great!!

Walkingtalks, Mungo Jerry and festive fun

Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry switches on the lights in Westbourne ... 06.12.2014

Ray Dorset singing for the Westbourne Christmas lights switch-on and the crowd enjoying the occasion. pix by Hattie Miles

Thank you to the walkingtalkers who joined Hattie Miles¬†for her festive stroll round Westbourne yesterday (Saturday 6th Dec). There are two more walks on Tuesdays 9th and 16th December, starting at 10.30am outside Lavish Life cafe in the arcade. Hattie stayed to see local resident Ray Dorset aka Mungo Jerry switch on the Westbourne Christmas lights and sing his mega hit “In the Summertime” to a big crown outside M&S who joined in with kazoos. ¬†Mungo8bWhat a fun occasion it was and great to see so many having such a good time! ¬†Look out for yellow posters with information about Hattie’s¬†Westbourne¬†walkingtalks.

Westbourne walkingtalk with a festive sprinkling of Christmas fun

Join Hattie Miles for a festive walkingtalk in Westbourne on Saturday 6th or Tuesdays 9th and 16th December. Come along and you will discover that Westbourne’s expansion has many parallels with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations.  You will also find some of the areas hidden secrets and find out about some of the famous people connected to the area. The walk will be interesting and lots of fun.  Walkingtalkscan

The circular walks will take place on: Saturday 6th December and Tuesdays 9th and 16th December.  Meet in the Henry Joy arcade outside Lavish Life café ready for a 10.30am start.

Price ¬£6 (¬£5 for over sixties and students).¬†¬†Walks take about one-and-a-half hours ¬†and finish in time for lunchtime refreshments. ¬†Be prepared:¬†¬†This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather. ¬†Public loos are in the main car park on Millburn Road ‚Äď we do¬†NOT¬†walk past them!