Thursday, 9 April 2015


Today we have exciting news in Horley, Surrey, UK - we have oil!  Having seen the news on tv that test drilling has indicated a potential 100 billion barrels of oil under the Surrey Hills, we drove to Horse Hill which is very near us and where it is all happening, but only saw a helicopter and one ITV film crew van and the chestnut horse that has been smiling at the cameras in all the news bulletins!  There are mixed feelings here, some locals are worried about possible damage to the environment, others are excited at the prospect of town expansion, work and building opportunities that might come to the area.

'Conventional oil drilling set to begin near Horley' BBC News 9/4/15

After checking out Horse Hill we went off to the woods and found wood anemone, celandine, violet, wild strawberry, primrose and signs of bluebells.....

That's all from oil rich Horley for today.


  1. Horley becomes Dallas! How exciting

  2. LOL we saw the news but paws crossed there won't be any fracking. by the way many thanks for the improved font. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I saw it on the news but didn't realise it was Horley!! I'll pay more attention when the news comes on later - if I can stay awake! It's been a tough week! Speak soon, pal. xxx

  4. Beautiful photos of the woodland flowers Betty ... thats exciting news about the Oil find. I grew up not far from an oilfield - folks had mixed emotions about it but it sure did bring lots of work & money into the area. Have a lovely weekend Betty x0x

  5. That's a lot of oil!
    Your wood flowers are lovely, Betty!

  6. I am so excited about the blossoms coming up!

  7. Love the woodland flowers. Amazing to think of all that oil under Surrey!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  8. I saw this on the news. Hope it doesn't mess with the beauty of your surroundings. x

  9. You'll have to buy your menfolk stetsons and rename your house Southfork lol!

  10. Oh, I hope it doesn't take away the beauty of you area. But it's nice to have such riches under your feet! I hope they handle this well. The smell of crude oil is not a pleasant one!

    The flowers are beautiful!

  11. Lovely picks of your woodland flower finds, Betty...and amazing that so much oil has been found sitting under the Surrey hills!
    Hope you have a great week,
    Susan x


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