I wonder how many of the declarations of love carved on the beechwood tree trunks, still hold true today? Anonymous initials, … Continue reading Sharpenhoe Clappers: what’s in a name?
Drinking before lunchtime is not without risk; needing a loo whilst out on the trail, not finding the trail, or … Continue reading Tastes of the Chess Valley
We stop to tickle the horses’ noses and listen to the birdsong along the valley before cutting up to walk back through the chocolate box hamlet of Latimer and the extraordinary Boer War memorials on the green that hints of battles fought and lost in a far-off land and a horse’s heart buried in Latimer. Continue reading The Charming Chess Valley
This Chilterns village has one of the most remarkable stories I have ever heard. And the most sensational 16th century murals in the country. Extremely rare and of national importance, these Pre-Reformation Catholic paintings, were hidden behind a sheet of course hand-woven linen until they were discovered by Arthur Lindley in 1953. Continue reading No. 132 Piccotts End. A cautionary tale of why it’s not a good idea to smoke in bed.
Meet the vintner who reaches deep into the South African soil and history, who like a good wine, has blended … Continue reading The Vintner with Rocks in his Pockets
The United States national parks celebrate an impressive 100th anniversary year in 2016 and what a privilege it was to re-visit some … Continue reading United Selfies of America