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?
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
Forget M&S orchids, manicured to within an inch of their pampered lives and head instead to the nearest Chilterns summer … Continue reading Simple Orchids. Simply Beautiful
It is the landscape that ultimately decides what is built or cultivated nearby, which industries thrive or die, or how secure a settlement is. Continue reading Chenies Manor
On a recent visit to Belgium, I was both challenged and surprised with what I experienced; a restored heritage village whose … Continue reading The great Brexit debate
Part of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, Avebury is the more intriguing spectacle; a mishmash of the quaint, … Continue reading Who knew Hedgehogs could dominate the landscape?
Once the larder for London, the Chilterns’ are enjoying a revival of food fortunes with independent producers setting up their … Continue reading I heard it on the grapevine