The weight of history is upon Jon Tyler’s broad shoulders as one of the last producers of watercress in the … Continue reading Tools of the Trade
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.
The more I explore of my local area, the more I understand what it means to live and work here. Like … Continue reading A brilliant cultural tapestry
The fire had been provided by a portable BBQ, that now lay discarded with accompanying beer bottles under a tree … Continue reading Hell Fire On a Hill
England went mad: with the Easter weather forecast of doom for three of the four-day weekend, today was the day … Continue reading Good Shot Terry!